Gordon is a proud MLA for the seat of Ginninderra. This artwork was painted by Gordon's wife, Lyndelle.
The painting represents the interwoven community of Ginninderra. The pattern is based on a map of the suburbs of the electorate and suggests the different elements that make up our community. There is one section of actual map - Macgregor - to hint at the inspiration for the painting.
The blue-purple threads represent water and include where Lake Ginninderra lies and connects Latham to Bruce which are the suburbs where the Ramsay family lives. Purple is also Lyndelle's favourite colour.
The pattern of vines covers Holt which is where Kippax Uniting Community Centre and is a symbol of the strong, activist community there. The pattern of concentric circles also stands for community groups.
The top row of the weaving represents the Brindabella skyline in the early evening - a favourite view for many West Belconnen residents.
The rainbow represents diversity and the dotted swirls are a respectful acknowledgement of the local Indigenous people, without presuming to replicate local artists' work. The brick path represents both the built environment of our suburbs and the many walking paths that connect them; while the gum leaves reference our natural environment and the snake skin is a reminder of the animals we share this environment with.