Wk 9 – Artist Conversation – Sean Joy Cabanig

Artist: Sean Joy Cabanig

Exhibition: All Work All Play

Media: Metals: Copper, Silver

Gallery: CSULB, Marilyn Werby Gallery

Website: No Website

Instagram: No Instagram

About the Artist

Sean Joy Cabanig is attending CSULB  and she is going to get a bachelors in fine arts. This is her fifth year attending Long Beach and enjoys it very much even more so since she switched majors from creative writing. In her free time she likes to play games, to read and play with her cat. Sean resides in Long Beach and excitingly this is her first exhibit ever.


Formal Analysis

The pieces were made out of metal whether it be copper or silver. They took shape of body parts or contoured to body parts such as jewelry and mechanical looking finger body.  They are very shiny hard looking pieces.

Content Analysis

The work seemed to be mixing nature anatomy with metal. These pieces seemed more than just something you put on but something that becomes a part of you. For example the finger cast moved with the finger and looked like an extension of the finger, something to assist it rather then encumber it. The penis models showed more of the male anatomy and went along with the theme of the exhibit which was displaying the human body through these pieces of art.

Synthesis / My Experience

This work makes me think about the future and not my future specifically but the future of mankind. You see in video games and movies today that in the future people will use mechanics to help them become more than average men. You can already see this in exoskeleton suits that allow people to carry up to 500 pounds and pick up giant items that would normally take two full size people to pick up. This gets me excited for the future but also a little fearful because as everyone knows “With great power comes great responsibility.”



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