Huma Bhabha’s work addresses themes of memory, war, displacement, and the pervasive histories of colonialism. Using found materials and the detritus of everyday life, in works like Road to Balkh (2015) she creates haunting sculptures that suggest both monumentality and entropy. While her formal vocabulary is distinctly her own, Bhabha embraces a post-modern hybridity that spans centuries, geography, art-historical traditions, and cultural associations. Her work includes references to ancient Greek Kouroi, Gandharan Buddhas, African sculpture, and Egyptian reliquary. In Road to Balkh, Bhabha pays homage to the ancient city that was on the Silk Road and was sacked by Genghis Khan and his Mongol hordes in 1222.