Molly Stephenson

Blue Marbling


Pencil and acrylic on paper


Blue marbling is a body of abstract paintings and drawings that brings light to the disembodied. Abandoning the tangible observational object, blue marbling animates the metaphysical energy, spirit or thing through colour, shape and space. Informed by the 1938 New Mexico esoteric group, the  Transcendental Painting Group, blue marbling illuminates the erratic, meditative, playful and still aura of the subconscious through automatic drawing, biomorphic shapes, curves, scratches and veils. Emotionally sloppy, apprehensive and illuminating, blue marbling performs much like bad theatre.