Wk9-Artist Conversation-Sean Joy Rosario Cabanig

Artist: Sean Joy Rosario Cabanig

Exhibition: All Work All Play

Media: Copper and Metal

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Werby Gallery

Website: N/A

Instagram: N/A

Sean Joy Rosario Cabanig is working on her BFA in metals as an undergraduate at California State University of Long Beach. If all goes well Sean expects to graduate at the end of this semester. She is originally from Los Angeles, but is now living in Long Beach. Overtime Sean has learned to value patience, perseverance and acceptance because she believes you can’t rush or skip steps with projects. On her own time the artist enjoys reading, but usually finds herself in “the studio.”

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.

Sean Joy’s craftsmanship is for the most part roused from her surroundings and feelings. Individuals portray her craftsmanship as being cool, silly, and somewhat genuine. By and large, she says that her fine art is truly from analyses. She adores to make things and adjust them to her style instead of simply making work of art that satisfies necessities. Her most loved craftsmanship piece is the finger prop since it is a motor piece motivated by Forest Gump. Sean Joy loves to play with a bunch of things rather than just one concept. Her works are inspired by the environment, emotion, and humor.

Overall, when looking at her work of art, I was interested to finding out the concept behind her art. I liked the necklaces, finger band, and other pieces she created. What I was surprised to see was the piece of art in the form of a penis. I just didn’t expect it going into the gallery, but her work was well detailed and interesting.


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