Constructing Helen (2007)

Constructing Helen, 2007
From the series "Helen's Odyssey"
Chromogenic print; 61 x 105 3/4 inches
Edition of 5
Courtesy Ronald Feldman Fine Arts

You see them at one point working clay. He's got that right under her as he's working&mdashit's like a weapon. She's there as kind of a sleeping nude. She's waiting to erupt into an artwork, essentially. And she's just waiting to start her life. Waiting for a man to tell her when she can begin.
—Eleanor Antin

Watch the related video, Eleanor Antin: "Helen's Odyssey"