Mary in Candlelight – Robert Lenkiewicz, 1980. Oil on Board. 40cm x 30cm.
‘Aesthetic note’ by Robert Lenkiewicz discussing an intimate moment between himself and Mary – “To ‘consciously’ prepare oneself for committed addiction. The peculiarities of such a venture. The pose above took two years to organise and stage. The reader might view it as commonplace. The reader might suspect that my companion was asleep; I must confess to similar suspicions on a number of occasions. We are both very much awake”.