Artist: Sean Joy Rosario Cabanig
Exhibition: All Work All Play
Media: Metals (copper/silver)
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Marilyn Werby Gallery
A fifth year student at Cal State Long Beach, Sean Joy nears completing her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in the Metals program. She is originally from Los Angeles, California but has loved living in Long Beach for the past few years for college. She has two older brothers, 31 years old and 29 years old. Upon entering CSULB she was declared a creative writing major however switched it after being introduced to studio art.
She works solely with metals and her pieces come in a variance of shapes. However, most of her pieces maintain a relatively smooth exterior in shape. She prides herself on using only the color the metals initially are, thus any copper work will in fact appear copper in color. Her pieces tend to be different types of jewelry.
Primarily Joy enjoys using silver because it is the most malleable. Silver also requires great focus because it is more fragile. She draws her inspiration from her own curiosity of experimentation. However, Joy hopes to eventually travel the world, and have those experiences effect and inspire her work.
I found her work to be incredibly unique and interesting. Though I could never imagine wearing or finding a purpose for much of her work, I was able to appreciate it for what it was within the gallery.