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Checkendon Sculpture – The Nuba Embrace - HDR by Colin J Williams Photography

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This is a weird, slightly creepy and incredibly intriguing sculpture by a run down barn in the middle of a field somewhere between Henley and Reading.

“The Nuba Embrace” Several people have asked about the sculpture that has appeared by Copyhold Barn; it is called “The Nuba Embrace” and is by John Buckley. John created the sculpture on his return from a visit to the Nuba Mountains in central Sudan in 2000- 2001 where he was a guest of the Nuba Rehabilitation, Relief and Development Organisation (N.R.R.D.O.) during the time of the genocide. He witnessed first hand a mass attempt to wipe out a cultural identity through ethnic cleansing, slavery and fierce attacks on the traditional homelands. More recently there has been a fragile cease fire in the Nuba Mountains (the same agreement that is currently barely holding in Darfur) and when John returned to the region in January this year he says that, despite the suffering, he experienced a sense of resistance living in everyone he met. John finds it difficult to talk about his work (like most artists) but hopes that the sculpture asks the question “What is the future for the Nuba people?” and reminds us that in this ever-shrinking world we are never far away from what is happening in places such as the Nuba Mountains.

Sadly they have now been removed ;o(


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nuba, sculpture, barn, rustic, hdr, henley, oxfordshire, checkendon

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  • Torfinn
    Torfinnover 4 years ago

    Great work!

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  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 4 years ago

    wooooooooooooooow

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  • Jeff  Burns
    Jeff Burnsover 4 years ago

    AWESOME WOW

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  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 4 years ago

    This is awesome Colin!!!!

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  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 4 years ago

    Wonderful find Colin …

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  • Tanya Keefe
    Tanya Keefeover 4 years ago

    Amazing art both the sculpture and the setting, a clear reminder that such atrocities can happen to anyone’s home land (the barn in the back giving us a sense of "home-y ness and livelihood, etc being destroyed)

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  • William Bullimore
    William Bullimoreover 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture.

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  • John  Kowalski
    John Kowalskiover 4 years ago

    Damn! that’s a cool shot Colin, and a very interesting sculpture too!!

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  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 4 years ago

    Fantastic !

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  • odarkeone
    odarkeoneover 4 years ago

    No Bones about it
    great capture

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