Week 9 – Artist Conversation- Sean Joy Rosario Cabanig

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Artist: Sean Joy Cabanig
Exhibition: All Work All Play 
Media: Metals: Silver, Copper
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Werby Gallery
Website: N/A

Sean is an undergraduate who is graduating this semester. She is getting her BFA in metals. She is from Los Angeles, but is living in Long Beach. She loves cats, gaming, and reading. On her free time, she’s in the studio experimenting with metals to keep her self active. She originally enrolled into CSULB as a creative writing major, but decided to switch to art. She has being an artist since she was young, but only recently started experimenting with metals. Her humor and environment comes as an inspiration to her work.

Each of her art pieces are different. Some are bold and other are dainty and delicate.One of my favorite pieces was the butterfly necklace. It was unlike her other necklaces. Most of them were large and contained spherical shapes. The butterfly necklace was elegant and fragile. It also contains lighter colors, unlike some of her copper pieces, which are a dark, orange color.

Sean said her art stems from her humor and environment. She did not elaborate on what kind of humor she likes and i did not see anything humorous about her work, even though I really enjoyed it. I could tell that she has fun creating these pieces. It is also obvious that she likes to experiment with new things. Some memorable pieces were the penises and the copper joint rings.

I enjoyed her work because all of her pieces were different. It was nice to see different sides of her work. It was not redundant. She is an inspiration because she never thought she would like metal, but she tried something new and ended up being great at it. She is a perfect reflection on what the college experience should be like! Many of us come here to leave with a career, but there is so much more than strict academics. It’s about finding ourselves, as many of our own CSULB artists do.



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