Mary Sherman: (artist, curator and founding director of Transcultural Exchange)
“Ivaana-the book and CD's are an amazing piece of art. I am very touched and transformed. The sound works are also amazing. Thank you for such an amazing, amazing gift. Really to say, I am touched is an incredible understatement.”
Vassiliki Rapti: (Co-founder and co-chair of the Ludics Seminar at the Mahindra Humanities center at Harvard University and affiliated faculty at the department of writing, literature and publishing at Emerson College.)
“Dear Ivaana, thank you for making me part of your incredible artistic and participatory journey. Walking alongside awakened me and opened my horizons. Always thinking out of the box, you envisioned the future ahead of time. A true artistic, holistic mind! Your friends are amazing as yourself and it was a great pleasure meeting them all. You created a niche with silk threads among us all and tonight's audience. Keep weaving your cosmic narratives of the human soul! Searching for the maternal “dot” you discovered a multitude of texts and textures, while soldering your friendships. Congratulations!”
Christopher Janney: (American composer, artist and a pioneer in sound art and interactive architecture who for more than three decades has been creating numerous permanent interactive sound/light installations and performances around the world. He received an MS in Environmental Art at MIT and his thesis under the legendary Oto Piene was titled Soundstair.)
”I have read her fascinating book “A Square and a Half-The Colors are Sounding and talked at length with her. I find her artistic journey most interesting. From her poetry, prose, to her music she is a seeker of new experiences, new possibilities, new worlds. I look forward to further discussions and hearing of her explorations”.
Martin L. Demaine is an artist and mathematician, the Angelika and Barton Weller artist in residence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
“Ivaana-The book is a wonderful stream. A moving river of awareness.”