Wk 9- Artist Conversation- Sean Joy Cabanig

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Artist: Sean Joy Cabanig

Exhibition: All Work All Play

Media: metals, silvers,coppers

Gallery: CSULB, Marilyn Werby Gallery

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This week I had the pleasure of meeting Sean Joy Cabanig. Sean is currently an undergraduate in the bfa metal department at Cal State Long Beach. Cabanig is originally from Los Angeles, but is currently living in Long Beach. Some of her interests include cooking, reading , and playing with her cats. Sean likes to keep busy and she believes it helps her creativeness. Her work is influence by her daily life. She is very open to her work as where she draws her inspiration from. Sean also like to inject humor and show her charisma in all her pieces.

The formal qualities of Cabana’s work consist of mainly metals. They all share the same color tone as from a rusted brown to a shiny finished look. Cabanig first starts off with a concept sketch before she even begins to work with the metals. She than gathers her metal piece probably copper, and then begins to work her piece from a sheet of metal. Her pieces vary from a very rustic necklace to a copper penis. The texture and finish of her pieces vary; while some are vary shiny to the finish and others dull. As well as her bowl and dish pieces that look very delicate and would probable break if actually put into use.

Cabanig’s work is inspired by her everyday experiences. Not much specific was on her mind while creating these pieces. She tries to invoke some sort of humor or charisma into work to show who she really is as a person. Her works are inspired by everyday scenarios which I found to be interesting .

I found this weeks artist to be very interesting. I always though as an artist you gathered your inspiration from a particular subject or object. Cabbing was the opposite her work is inspired be everyday life which she endures. This gave me the belief that really anyone cam do art. Cabanig may have some strange pieces, but I like that she isn’t phony and isn’t scared to she her work that’ s inspired by reality or the real.


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