Susannah Macdonald's 'Echoes of Gondwana -The memories beneath my feet has just opened at the Lakehouse Arts centre in Takapuna and is well worth a visit.
I was at the opening and really enjoyed meeting Susannah and viewing her artworks.
She has long been fascinated with the theory of Gondwana and the seismic and geological forces which split the continent and separated us from Australia.
She is also fascinated by the knowledge that New Zealand was once part of the sunken continent of Zealandia, and has been endeavouring to capture the essence of these movements in this series of paintings,
Susannah has been drawing on the idea that human memory of these forces at work , may give rise to mythology. Conversely she asks, does the consciousness reflected in mythology bring about these changes.