Artist, painter, sculptor, educator, shaman, and performer, Iris Irina Silva, of Elemental Art Studio, was the guest for Artists on Art for the May 18th show.She combines art with intentional based prayer and vibrational awareness.

We spoke of her art installation at the Windmill Cafe that began May 2 and runs through June 9th.  May 21, 2010 at 6:00pm was the opening reception.

The Windmill Cafe is at 2-1231 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA.

We spoke of her background both as artist and shaman as well as the spiritual aspect to her art practice beginning with childhood in Rome, Italy, Ethiopia and travels across the African continent. Prior to the opening reception, she created an art performance ritual that was to be filmed and included at the art show.

The purpose of the ritual was to intentionally “charge” each art piece with a high based vibrational healing energy. This will be done through chanting, movement, mediation and prayer in a spiral based mapping. Iris is reintroducing pagan and tribal art making into contemporary mainstream art.

For more information about Iris’ artwork and education, please go to her website:

If you missed the live broadcast,  you can listen to our show in entirety by clicking on the triangle below. [audio:].

Here’s a twitvid of us in the studio.


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