Becoming the ‘hollow bone’ is something I learned during my shamanic training. I am now combining it with my drawing practice and working in a 1:1 context with people who wish me to tune into them in this way. When you become the hollow bone you step aside, removing your ego and all that you know from a brain-mind perspective, and allow the teaching from a numinous world to come through your body and out of your hands, into the drawing implement you are holding.During this process your brain waves changes to theta waves, which are those associated with non-personal creativity and the visionary. I like to use the monotype process as this technique seems to help, by adding tiny marks of it’s own during the work, which usually add to the image. I often draw with my eyes closed, trusting in the process. I have worked in this way at A Fete worse than Death, London, July 2014, and with Marc Almond during October 2014, for all the artwork for his new album The Velvet Trail.
In January 2015 I worked at The Anti-Gallery Gallery show at Espacio Gallery ; at Jam on the Marsh in Kent in July 2015; and at Glasgow School of Art in October 2015. I also work in my studio when asked to; and I run workshops introducing this tradition to others.