Huma Bhabha is well known for making sculptures from inexpensive media such as Styrofoam, wood, and clay. She uses these materials for their immediacy: they are easy to work with and shape, reveal her making processes, and convey a sense of mystery in their â€˜ordinarinessâ€™; they are also the materials traditionally used in bronze casting to make the â€˜originalâ€™ of the sculpture for the mould. In A.B. however, Bhabha doesnâ€™t only allude to this process, but follows it through to its ultimate conclusion. Picturing a clay head crowning a stack of readymade packing, A.B. is actually a cast and painted bronze. Its surface is uncanny in its detailing: the rough-worked clamminess of clay and gauged and dimpled texture of Styrofoam pose convincingly as the real thing, giving a sense of power and import to the discarded original, and questioning the conventional values of â€˜highâ€™ and â€˜lowâ€™ art.