"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."
"Helen of Troy...frequently, she's depicted as this dumb blonde because she was like a much hated person. At the same time, an image of great fascination because of her incredible beauty, and the power that she obviously wielded."
Watch the related video, Eleanor Antin: "Helen's Odyssey"