Jon Buck: Returning to Embrace
1999 | bronze | 10 Cabot Square (exterior) | Art Map reference: 25
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. He has long been fascinated by art outside the Western tradition, particularly African sculpture.