Wk 9 – Artist Conversation – Sean Joy Rosario Cabanig

Artist: Sean Joy Rosario Cabanig
Exhibition: All Work All Play
Media: Metals
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Marilyn Werby Gallery
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Sean is an undergraduate student at CSULB in the BFA Metals Department. She is currently 23, and graduating after this semester. She is originally from Los Angeles but currently resides in Long Beach. In her free time she loves to read, play games, and play with cats. She loves to experiment with new things.

Cabanig’s work is inspired by her range of emotions through copper and silver. Each piece has no certain shape, yet tells a story of emotion from her point of view of random thoughts and her surrounding environment. She used paper models for construction as a “rough draft” of her actual piece.

Through her own understanding of the environment and her humor, many of the pieces were made. Of the pictures seen above, her favorite piece from her exhibit was the chain ring. Sean explained to us the simplistic beauty in the ring and how much patience was put into a single project.

I really enjoyed Sean’s work. The metal pieces were intricately done and the jewelry was beautiful. I would love to wear the choker or the ring she made. Some of her pieces weren’t like I had seen before such as the penises, but I’m sure the metal was hard to manipulate, really showcasing her talent at metal-work.


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