The Mary Notebook – Robert Lenkiewicz

The Mary Notebook elephant folio was first displayed in August 1981 as the centrepiece of the exhibition

The Painter With Mary: A Study Of Obsessional Behaviour.

Aesthetic note: The Mary Notebook. 24 Nov 1978. 42 x 30cm. Watercolour, gouache and ink.

“To consciously prepare oneself for committed addiction. The peculiarities of such a venture” – Robert Lenkiewicz.

Aesthetic note: The Mary Notebook.

“It is the insecurity that feeds research. Only fear can stir the ingredients for perception. And all perception leads to the fear” – Robert Lenkiewicz.

Aesthetic note: The Mary Notebook.

“My kind act of the day was to leave at the hill. I returned to the Barbican. Extraordinary creature.” – Robert Lenkiewicz notes on his time spent with Mary, 11th May 1978