As there is a constant flow of light we are born into a pure land, 1969
As there is a constant flow of light we are born into a pure land
synthetic polymer paint
curved bar of timber & hardboard
1050 x 1830 x 615 mm
Shadbolt from / McCahon March 22 '69 (brushpoint, b.l.)
Purchased 1997 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds
BUTTERCUP FIELDS FOREVER
As there is
Flow of Light
we are born
1998 Wellington: Dream Collectors: One Hundred Years of Art in New Zealand, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 14 February-? July 1998.
The texts are McCahon's personal variation on The Beatles' song 'Strawberry fields forever' (1967) and the 12th-century Japanese Buddhist text Shrinan's Songs to Amida Honen.
The work was painted for McCahon's friend, the writer Maurice Shadbolt.