Mafe Izaguirre is a New York-based artist, graphic designer, and educator. Her work explores the artificial mind. Framed as The Mind Project, her cybernetic installations have been exhibited in New York. She works as a tech mentor at Mouse Inc (Manhattan), DreamYard Project (Bronx), and as co-founder and Creative Director of ROOM: A Sketchbook for Analytic Action, an online psychoanalytic magazine created by IPTAR members. This unique and amazing artist has made meditation itself into an art form. To learn more, visit: www.mafeizaguirre.com

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  1. Thank you for this great new podcast! I am hoping that Mafe is the first of many artists to be featured that are looking at / manifesting the numinous and spiritual in art.

    I appreciated Mia’s interview style too.

    1. Thank you Setken!

      There will be many interviews with artists in all disciplines whose practice focuses on consciousness. The artist is our current day shaman. My art education taught me how to create from nothing. It has served me well throughout my life and especially now as I work to manifest change.

      The last time I made a painting was in 1999. Coincidentally, it was given to Lucio Pozzi, the founder of New Observations Magazine. I had been the recipient of many Pozzi works of art over the years that I wanted him to have something of mine. The piece was a watercolor entitled, “Madonna of the Woods,” and when Lucio walked in, he said, “What a beautiful painting!” having no idea it was for him.

      It was around that time that I came to the conclusion that it was better for me to use the skills that I had to do something positive in the world rather than make more objects of any kind. I am fortunate to be able to interview other artists whose work I feel is important. Whether I am organizing a conference or creating a residency program for artists and writers, I am making art. To quote Francis Ford Coppola, “Go out and change the world with art.”

  2. I enjoyed this new podcast. Mafe’s embrace of technology helps us to see its potential for good, if we can wrestle it from the greedy, egoists who want to dominate the mind of its worker bees.

    1. Mafe’s an important artist, in my opinion. Her intellect and spirit are able to present her ideas in a balanced and measured way. You are so right in acknowledging her ability to see the potential for good as opposed to control.

      Thank you for your comment.

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