Cohort 52 is a platform for emerging voices from the Applied Art & Design program at Sierra College in Northern California. Cohort 52 is facilitated by Assistant Professor Vincent Pacheco.


Sean Seuell

“I am a Christian and seeing all the darkness in the world and the need for God’s help is the background for peace.”



Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? 

I am a nature loving, adventure seeking, family loving individual. My major is music and I enjoy the audio arts as well as the visual.


How much experience do you have with collage?

This would be my first time, though I have really enjoyed the process of making new work from older ones.


Collage artists tend to be picky when it comes to their source material. Can you talk about your approach for selecting your images and/or publications?

I went to a local book store and chose pretty diverse magazines for source material. Nature, war, fashion, and history books primarily.


Were there any large themes you intended to explore or unpack before you began with this series of work? Did you stay on theme, or did things change as you began physically cutting and pasting images?

I pretty much stayed  the course when planning, choosing, and applying my source material.


How did your background and life experiences inform your collages?

I am a Christian and seeing all the darkness in the world and the need for God’s help is the background for peace.


What was your environment and set-up like when making the work? Did you listen to music? Did you work in isolation, or were you surrounded by distraction? Do you think this influenced the work you made?

I listen to music 24/7 except at work haha so Im always listening and taking inspiration from music


Scissors or X-Acto?

I used scissors for the collages but a blade for the actual Zine.


Was there anything unexpected that emerged while creating your work? Any new epiphanies?

I learned how much I enjoy using different arts to create something new.


Looking at your work again, has your understanding of your collages changed over time? Has any hidden meaning emerged?

I think I grow in appreciation for the profoundness of some of the works, especially “Greed” the first photo.


Many artists are using the pandemic as a moment to pause and reflect. Do you think Covid-19 informed your work in any way? 

I think the pandemic brought alot of things to light regarding the stability of our world system and this definitely influenced my Zine.