"In the paintings where it's there—the tenderness—I work for it. I'm not afraid of it. If I could put my bleeding heart in there, I would."
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"