Poetry of Judith Castle


"...for behind all seen things lies something vaster; everything is but a path, a portal or a window opening on something more than itself."

~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

These photographs developed out of a meditation on winter. I became fascinated by the action of snow and ice as shape-builders and light-carriers. Even the briefest snowfall, sudden freeze, or rise in temperature rearranged the city's landscape for my camera, by sculpting ordinary objects into new shapes, by illuminating others with a different light. I saw these shifts unfold in the daily round of Montreal during the winter of 2004, and recorded in my photographs some idea of this process, its immense radiance.

Judith Castle

"... Imagine the entire universe as a stream of conscious thought, and imagine how a single thought exists in its place of birth, a place before words, before images, before things, where there is only One."

~ Rabbi Menachem Schneerson