Sean was born and raised in New Orleans, a city that provided a colorful background of inspiration to spark his creativity from a young age. After moving away for a brief time to earn his BFA from Southeastern University in Hammond Louisiana, Sean returned to his beloved city in an attempt to jump start his professional career. This proved to be a wise choice as he has
since been employed as a graphic artist, printmaker, and event photographer. Sean continues to show personal work locally as well as abroad in conjunction with various galleries, art markets, and alternative venues. He is also an active member of The Krewe of Motha Roux, a local artist collective dedicated to alternative forms of creative community outreach.

Growing up as a skateboarder and listening to Metallica, Sean was eventually influenced by hip hop and the techno rave culture of the late 90’s. A particular brand of audacity, movement, and style had become the central element of Sean’s early drawing, painting and installation works.
By the time he got to college, Sean quickly discovered inspiration in his studies that would come to include cubist painters like Picasso and Braque, breakers of convention such as Duchamp and the DADAists, printmakers Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, as well as photographers like Henri Cartier­Bresson and David Hockney. Around the time of his Father’s early passing away, Sean began to dive deeper into metaphysical concepts that questioned life, the human condition, and the systems in which we are bound. Sean became fascinated with the duality of nature as well. He contemplated ideas of the macro and microcosms around him. Sacred geometrical shapes like the mandala would become repeating motifs in his work used to reflect the conclusions of his meditative moments and reflections. Sean has since found new photographic tools that provide a way to carry forth his metaphorical ideas centered around the all encompassing circle.

Although the term is somewhat vague, Sean considers himself a multi­media artist.That is to say, he utilizes any medium at his disposal and draws no distinction between his art and the life that he lives. Without placing limits on his creative process, Sean investigates his world possessing a never ending sense of discovery and hopes to inspire the hearts and minds of his audience with the findings that may come.

Artist statement:
As a photographer, I have always been interested in capturing the world around me. My recent project is a series of tiny planet images that I have been collecting since 2009 in an attempt to provide new perspectives of familiar places. There are many meanings that can be inferred by the interested viewer, but for me the work is about exploration. It is as much about documenting my surroundings as it is about reimagining them.

Technology is a key factor in the process. Although the actual capture is a very hands on activity that requires attention to detail, the end result would be impossible without the various computer software programs I use to process the images. The technical term for these works is Stereographic Projections of Equirectangular Panoramas. Much like traditional panoramic
photography, my images are created by digitally stitching together multiple smaller images to make one large composition. Each image consists of 50 or more still photos combined to provide the viewer with a whimsical portrayal of the environment in which I survey. For this collection, I have decided to highlight some familiar places in and around New Orleans. Not only is it my home with many scenic locations to explore, but we are also celebrating two major anniversaries this year. This year marks ten years of recovery since one of the biggest natural disasters in recent history, and boy have we come a long way since Katrina. Also
celebrated this year was The Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial. 200 years ago, the victory in New Orleans marked a future of independence for the United States from the British.

Our city has endured a lot and still has plenty to offer. It is the architecture, the history, the food, the festivities, and the community that make our city such a great place to be and I hope that our city is around for another 200 years and longer so that it can continue to be a beacon of inspiration to residents, tourists, and the world at large. It is my aim that with my tiny planets I am able to represent even just a small portion of the wonderful world that New Orleans is and can be to many people.