"Every artist picks ancestors.
Leslie Bartlett chooses Chinese screens.
In the rocks of Cape Ann he gives us
A long extended trip of time and space.
He must know that the viewer
Cannot scan his images;
We must see his images slowly.
If we follow his vision
We can discover some of his secrets.
First his long shapes are fused by ice;
Then the hues and forms are about to disappear
By winter’s weather.
His photographs hold amazing secrets".