Zoe Alderton is a lecturer and tutor in the Writing Hub at the University of Sydney. Her PhD is in Studies in Religion, where she completed a thesis on New Zealand painter Colin McCahon. She wrote a subsequent monograph on McCahon's relationship with New Zealand religiosity.
Zoe has published on a range of topics concerning modern art including the Blake Prize and blasphemy, Outsider Art, theosophy and abstraction, and the sacred dimensions of Te Papa.
Ideas presented here are derived from Zoe Alderton, 'Colour, shape, and music: the presence of thought forms in abstract art', Literature & Aesthetics 21:1 (2011).