As There Is a Constant Flow of Light

by Colin McCahon


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Colin McCahon painted this work for his friend, the writer Maurice Shadbolt. They lived near each other in Titirangi in the 1950s and moved in the same artistic and literary circles in Auckland. McCahon painted the work on the front of Shadbolt's kitchen bench. Just as he used a range of materials, McCahon used quotes from various sources, including the Bible, in his paintings. This work includes a passage adapted from Shinran's songs to Amida Honen, a Japanese Buddhist text from the 1100s. McCahon used this text in several of his paintings. This premium quality art print has been produced on medium weight art paper with a satin finish using lightfast pigment based inks resulting in a sharp, vivid image with a high degree of colour accuracy.

  • 235gsm premium resin coated photo art paper
  • Natural white with a smooth satin finish
  • Lightfast pigment based inks for vivid colour and sharp detail
  • Can be purchased framed or unframed


Colin McCahon is widely recognised as New Zealand’s foremost painter. Over 45 years, his work encompassed many themes, subjects and styles, from landscape to figuration to abstraction and an innovative use of painted text. His adaption of aspects of modernist painting to a specific local situation and his intense engagement with spiritual matters, mark him out as a distinctive figure in twentieth-century art.


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Customer Reviews

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David McSweeney
Beautiful print, wonderfully delivered

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Lisa Hickford

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As There Is a Constant Flow of Light

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