Wk9- Artist Conversations- Sean Joy Rosario Cabanig

Artist: Sean Joy Rosario Cabanig

Exhibition: All Work All Play

Media: Metals- copper, silver

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Marilyn Werby Gallery

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Sean is a fifth year in the CSULB Fine Arts Metals Program. She graduates this year. She’s originally from Los Angeles, but has resided in Ling Beach since attending CSULB. She enjoys cooking and eating what she cooks. She is the youngest (23 years old) of two older brothers (31 and 28 years old). When she first came to CSULB she had stated herself a creative writing major in poetry, but got into studio art. From there she branched into handling metals.

Sean’s exhibit is designed around using coppers and silvers. The pieces are smooth to the touch because they’re designed to wear as jewelry. Sean demonstrated how her pieces can be worn by wearing a necklace she designed. The pieces are simple, and I found some pieces sexual in nature.

Sean has a preference over using silver because it’s a precious metal and it’s easier to shape. Her art has no directed goal, but she enjoys making art she doesn’t like. She likes experimental art, but her art is also inspired by her current emotions.

I liked Sean’s art and how she aims for experimental art, versus a designed purpose. I feel the experience is different when you observe experimental art because that art is driven by emotions versus a vision.