Huma Bhabha


Normally when you have your photo taken for a magazine you lose control of the image almost immediately. But in this case I've been given the chance to review it, in order to provide a voice-over, similar to when you watch a DVD with commentary from the director. What you see here is a posed freeze-frame of my process. The saw on the floor is one of the main tools I use to carve the figures, out of Styrofoam and cork. Like mutant Brancusi sculptures, they stand around waiting, listening, protecting...are they time travelers from the past? The future? Both? Ultimately I see them as a family, or pack, enjoying some quiet time together before they leave the studio for the world of museums, galleries, and anonymous storage units.