JEN CASSELBERRY

ABOUT THE ARTIST

I'm a painter, sculptor, and mixed media artist living in the Chicago area. Through both representational and abstract means, my work explores themes of power, vulnerability, beauty, and violence.

WHAT I'M CREATING NOW

Recently a friend commissioned me to do a painting of James Baldwin. I had been wanting to do a portrait of Baldwin since 2018, but I just couldn't get started. Now I feel the pressure of someone's expectation of a finished painting to push me forward.

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An oil painting of a vintage redheaded baby doll, laying on a dark velvet surface