Ode to a Studio Assistant
This short film is an ode to my departing studio assistant, Cassie Rhodes, who is moving away to start a new adventure. She has been a powerhouse with an artist’s eye, her small and mighty frame preparing monumentally scaled canvases, wrangling them into a truck/trailer in high winds for deliveries, once to Taos, NM. She’s managed supplies, a complex inventory, assisting with photo shoots, studio prep and a thousand other unwieldy tasks, and also has cared for our land, managing native prairie, fields and meadows, all which has made it possible for me to devote myself to painting. While the video clips look like she has staff, mostly she worked on her own power.
We’ve had a million triumphs and laughs together.