COLLECTION | The Welcome Space
Artist Sedrick Huckaby grew up in the Highland Hills neighborhood and, as a well-respected artist, he is treasured as one of their own. Recently, a series of portraits by the artist titled The 99% – Highland Hills was acquired by the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth. The series features the drawn likenesses and words of Huckaby’s neighbors, which he captured by engaging with each face-to-face and asking if he could draw them while having a conversation. With a strong connection to the Highland Hills area in a very public and permanent way, the neighborhood wanted to honor the artist by commissioning him to design a creative set of benches for their community center.