In an instant it's possible to experience contrasting perceptions; to be absorbed by a shaft of light on the wall whilst hearing the compression brakes of a truck gearing down the hill outside into town.

In a monochrome world of ice and tumbling skies there is an impulse to find the familiar, drawing analogies to a rainy city street or the droplets of water glistening on a cat's tail.

In the midst of blaring car horns and city lights, it's possible to find a silence that shifts focus to tiny details, to cracks in the pavement or a lost button in the gutter.

Ellis Hutch
written for The Poetic Lens exhibition publication 2014