"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
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.
Watch the related video, Eleanor Antin: "Helen's Odyssey"