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London Art at Site www.londonart.info Jon	Buck	Returning to Embrace
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Jon Buck

Returning to Embrace

1999
Cabot Square, Canary Wharf
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Jon Buck’s sculpture appears to show a couple locked together, gazing into each other’s eyes. Closer examination reveals a strange fusion of forms, their bodies so far intertwined as to have become a single organism.
Central to Buck’s work is an interest in our connection to the natural world and his figures depict not only men and women but also Man and Nature. Long fascinated by art outside the Western tradition, particularly African sculpture, in recent years he has been involved in the Ruwenzori Sculpture Foundation and its foundry project in Western Uganda.
Jon Buck’s sculpture appears to show a couple locked together, gazing into each other’s eyes. Closer examination reveals a strange fusion of forms, their bodies so far intertwined as to have become a single organism. Central to Buck’s work is an interest in our connection to the natural world and his figures depict not only men and women but also Man and Nature. Long fascinated by art outside the Western tradition, particularly African sculpture, in recent years he has been involved in the Ruwenzori Sculpture Foundation and its foundry project in Western Uganda.