- synthetic polymer paint on hardboard
- Purchased 2016. Partial gift of the K.P. Gosling Family Trust.
- Reproduced courtesy of the Colin McCahon Research and Publication Trust
- 840 x 840mm
Selected texts from James 2, New English Bible hand-painted in black over a painted yellowish sepia background. The texts are from James 2:26, 2:18 and 2:16, not James 3 as inscribed by the artist.
The text reads:
as the body is dead when there is no breath left in it, so faith divorced from deeds is lifeless as a corpse.
Prove to me that this faith you speak of is real though not accompanied by deeds
"GOOD LUCK TO YOU, KEEP YOURSELVES WARM, HAVE PLENTY TO EAT."