week9-artist conversation- Sean Joy Cabanig

Artist: Sean Joy Cabanig

Exhibition: All WORK ALL PLAY

Media: Copper, Metals, Silvers (3D department)

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Marilyn Werby Gallery

Website: None

Instagram: None

About the Artist

Sean Joy Cabanig is a fifth year student in Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in the metals program. She is expected to graduate soon. She is from Los Angeles, California and has been living in Long Beach for most of her college life. She stayed in the dorms here at California State University of Long Beach for the first two years. She really loves cooking, eating and hanging out with her boyfriend. When she is with her boyfriend they always end up play a video game called Halo. She has two older brothers, one is 31 years old and the other is 29 years old. Sean Joy is currently 23 years old. She wasn’t into metals when she started at California State University of Long Beach, she was in creative writing in poetry and decided she didn’t want to be this major when she attended SOAR and got into studio art. Now she is just about to graduate from the metals program.

Formal Analysis

This art is based on metals. Sean explained the process that goes throught that she does with working with metals. First an idea is put onto a sketch then a paper model to have an idea of scale or what you actually want. Then a copper model since it can me easier to work with or wax then starting the real thing. Her art is on small scale and most that i saw was jewelry. It is shiny with the pure colors of the metals. The solar system that is on a bigger scale is smooth lines.

Content Analysis


Almost all of the pieces of art she created was made out of the silver. But some were made from copper. She told us the reason why she uses silver is because it is precious and it is a metal that could be metaled way easier than copper. She says that creating any art piece with sliver is hard and takes major focus. She also mentioned that her work is very experimental. She never likes to make something that she doesn’t like. If you notice here work, its not all the same so it shows that it goes with what her mood is at the given time to create each piece. Lastly, she told us that she wants to go around the world and look at different cultures to get the inspiration to create new and different art pieces. Overall, I really enjoyed looking at Sean Joy’s art pieces at the gallery.


When Sean said not to be afraid and to experiment it gave a inspiration to try need things. When walking into the gallery I didn’t know what to expect. This art I felt was made by the type of mood she was feeling. It makes me feel good that there’s people out there that aren’t afraid to try new things.


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