Wk 9 – Artist Conversation -Sean Joy Cabanig

Exhibition Information

Artist: Sean Joy Cabanig

Exhibition: All Work All Play

Media:Metal, Copper and Silver

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Marilyn Werby Gallery

Website: No Website

Instagram: No Instagram

About Artist

Sean Joy Cabanig is an undergraduate student at California State University Long Beach.  Sean is working for her BFA in metals at CSULB.  Sean is from Los Angeles, but is currently staying in Long Beach.  Sean currently works at a studio, aside from school.  Ever since she was a kid, she has been doing art.  Sean has been working with metal for about four years.  Her interests are gaming, cats, and enjoys reading. Sean loves working with metal.  It can take her days, weeks, or months to finish a piece.

Formal Analysis

In Sean’s artwork, each piece reflects either her mood, thoughts, or even her environment.  Each piece of art work is shaped differently and has different colors.  The necklace piece has a round bronze ball and gold attached to it.  The necklace piece is smooth and the gold is sphere shaped.  Most of Sean’s artwork is jewelry and hand sized.  Sean’s work is very detailed and eye catching.

Content Analysis

Sean’s work is based on her  inspiration of environment, foods, and experimentation.  The finger brace piece is one of her favorite works and it is based after Forest Gump.  At first, Sean started off the finger brace as a paper model.  Once she has her idea down, the paper model is the constructed into a copper model.  Sean encourages people to push hard in what they want to accomplish.  Each time you push harder, one should strive for better.

Synthesis / My Experience

This week, I enjoyed seeing Sean’s artwork.  Two of my favorite pieces were the finger brace and the piece with the bullet rounds.  I realized from Sean’s artwork was that if you want to accomplish something, you simply can’t just dream about it.  You have to go and do it and work hard.  Overall, I enjoyed the metal work in the exhibition and I would recommend to go see the finger brace piece.


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