Cash Seabrook Has Lots of Ideas
New Anderson Artists Guild member Cashandra “Cash” Seabrook is a big movie fan, and that passion has found expression in both art and writing.
An Anderson native, Seabrook attended Tri-County Technical College and then transferred to Anderson University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in communication with a concentration in digital media. She works at the Anderson County Library in creative programming. In the Makerspace, she helps patrons use the equipment and runs a cinema club as well as a movie and craft program that involves watching a movie and then making a craft item based on it. “While in college, I thought I’d go into corporate marketing,” she said. “But I found more happiness in the creative route.”
She is also a writer. Based on a short film script she wrote, she was accepted in 2018 into the Wide Angle media incubator in Charleston, where she pitched a feature-length psychological thriller about spousal abuse and received encouragement to keep writing.
Movies have also inspired her artwork. In 2020, during the pandemic, she decided to try sculpting, which she’d been learning about through YouTube. Thinking of literature or film, she imagines a backstory, then sculpts air-dry, mineral-based clay to realize it. For her first piece, she imagined the heart’s perspective in Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Tell-Tale Heart.” The result is a heart with eyes and exaggerated facial expressions set on a plate and with a fork sticking through it. She describes her style as surrealistic, whimsical, and stylized. Other completed pieces featured a tree and a “Rock Star Frosty the Snowman” with a microphone and guitar attached. In progress are pieces featuring a Venus flytrap and a jack-in-the box.
She’s drawn to this medium for two reasons: “It’s the use of my hands and making something out of nothing,” she said.
Her mind is constantly buzzing with ideas. “My iPhone notes section is full,” she said.