May His light shine (Cornwall Park)
KUMARA GOD SET IN CONCRETE, CORNWALL PARK. C. McC. NOV 78 JUNE 79 (brushpoint, b.l.-b.c.); MINE THOU LORD OF LIFE SEND MY ROOTS RAIN (brushpoint, b.r.)
May his Light
Shine on the
1980 Colin McCahon New Works
Peter Webb Gallery
18/2/1980 - 7/3/1980
This painting and its companion, May His light shine (Tau Cross), refer to the Kumara God, a Maori carved fertility figure.
The inscription 'Mine thou Lord of Life send my roots rain' is derived from Gerard Manley Hopkins' poem 'Thou Art Indeed Just, Lord'.