Two male construction workers are working on a construction site. In the same neighborhood, down the street, a female sculptor is working in her studio.
One day, while walking down the street, the construction workers pass the sculptor. Finding her an object of their attraction, they catcall and whistle towards her. She ignores them.
A day later, they meet in a material supply yard. Coincidentally, they are there to buy the same material and start discussing their work. A red clay brick ends up in both buildings and sculpture. The construction workers are curious about her practice, and in a slightly patronizing way, they ask if they can come to her studio and she agrees. They expect she will sleep with them.
When they arrive in her studio, the boys marvel at her work. They realize she is a master of craft. Suddenly they are self-conscious and uncomfortable. She is confident and in control.
The boys seem to be in a trance, part seduction, part awe. They become additional materials in her sculptures, props on her stage. She thinks, “the male ego is tamed effortlessly.”