Wk 9 – Artist Conversation – Sean Joy Rosario Cabanig



Artist: Sean Joy Rosario Cabanig
Exhibition: All Work All Play
Media: Copper, Metals, Silver
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Marilyn Werby Gallery
Website: None
Instagram: It’s personal so she didn’t want to give it to us.

Sean Cabanig is from LA but is currently living in Long Beach. For her first two years here at CSULB, she dormed, though she’s now in her fifth year. She is in the metals program in the 3D department in the school of art here. She loves cats, reading, gaming with her boyfriend, eating and cooking. She is also the youngest child at 23 years of age and has two older brothers with quite an age gap of about six years.

For her work, she uses and manipulates metal into what she wants. She uses metals such as copper and silver and for her, one year might be a lot of jewelry while the next might be metal smithing. Her pieces are well developed and executed and look pretty smooth in nature.

Sean says her ideas range from emotions, maternal instincts, daily life, as well as trying to imbue humor in her work. She is inspired by the environment, art history, and just random thoughts she gets. Her favorite art piece in her exhibition is the finger brace because it’s a kinetic piece which is based on the movie Forest Gump and she says she really likes that it’s different because it’s a kinetic piece.

She says she is in studio a lot and I think that’s because she’s very out there and is a very flowy and experimental sort of person in the way that she acts on what she gets inspired by. When she’s working she says she would usually start off with concept sketch, then make a small model, then after go into making a bigger model or making a piece out of what she has and she says to not be afraid to experiment. This brings out how she’s not a one track mind kind of person, she’s open to new ideas and figuring out what works best in what situations and in the end, that’s going to help her most.


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