Wk.9- Artist Conversation- Sean Joy Cabanig

Artist: Sean Joy Rosario Cabanig
Exhibition: All Work All Play
Media: Copper and Silver Metals
Gallery: Marily Gerby West
Website: None
Instagram: None

This week I had the chance to meet Sean Joy Rosario Cabanig. Sean is a fifth year senior in the BFA Metals department here in CSULB school of art. When she first came to CSULB she was actually majoring in creative writing but then later changed her mind. Her hobbies are reading, keeping active, experimenting with more media, and spending time with her cats. On her free time she likes to paint. Her work is inspired by emotions, the environment, and the freedom of having random thoughts.

Sean’s work is very realistic and includes a lot of what seems to be actual wearable jewelry. Most of her work is brown, while all of them are made of different metals that are more on the matte side rather than looking shiny. The have a lot of detail and look very fragile. Most of what I saw were necklaces and rings. Her work was very pretty and looks like something I would like to wear.

When Sean said that her emotions and the environment were big inspirations in her work, it was easy to tell that the type of work she did depended of the mood and current situation she was in. She explained that every piece varies in the time it took to finish. While some of them were done in hours some of them took a day and even weeks to make.

All together Sean’s art was very beautiful. I loved the delicateness of her pieces. I can only imagine how much time was spent of each and every one of them. I love how in her exhibit she provided note cards where people could leave feedback because that goes to show that she is interested in what people think of her work. I don’t know how to explain it very well but inside Sean’s exhibit I could feel just good vibes and I had a real good feeling about her art.


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