Wk 9-Artist Conversation- Sean Joy Rosario Cabanig


Artist: Sean Joy Rosario Cabanig
Exhibition: All Work All Play
Media: Metals, Silver, Copper
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Werby Gallery
Website: N/A
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This weeks artist was Sean Cabanig she is an undergraduate who is graduating this semester at California State University, Long Beach. She is considering going to graduate school and wants to travel to use those memories into her artwork. Cabanig was been doing art since she was a little kid, but didn’t touch metal until about 4 years ago. She was born and raised in Los Angeles and has lived in Long Beach for the past 5 years. She had originally applied to CSULB with the major creative writing but then switched to studio art. It wasn’t until her 2nd year that she realized she wanted to to be in the School of Arts Metal program. Some of her interests are reading Manga, video games, and loves cats. Cabanig inspirations comes from her environment, emotional behavior, and humor.

In her art she uses many different types of metals such as metals and copper. Cabanig art  comes in many different forms because she also did jewelry. Her artwork consists of necklaces, rings, in many shapes and sizes. Her artwork had different textures ranging from smooth to rough, heaving looking pieces. In each piece you could tell the precision and effort she put into each piece. As Cabanig had mentioned the time it takes to make a piece depends on the complexity of the piece but it generally takes about a day or more. The process starts off as a sketch then turned into a mold, and lastly the piece is made with the metal material accessible.

Cabanig’s work is inspired from her environment, emotional behavior, and humor but most of her inspiration comes from experimental. As the title of the gallery “All work, all play”, refers to what she wants to accomplish yet have fun during the experience. This is shown through her art because in her artwork you can see the hard work she put in. Even though the whole process is difficult she is able to have fun doing what she loves. For Cabanig she believes that you can’t simply wait around to be inspired you have to go out and do something. The fact that she can see what she created and how hard she work to create it was enough for her.

I really liked what this artist was trying to say. So many people wait for a big moment to happen for them but in reality life is about making big moments happen. I like how for her everything about her surroundings is he inspiration. I can relate to her mentality and agree with her. I enjoyed how her artwork had variety and showed not just one thing but many.


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