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Fool's Errand

"He that deceives me once, it’s his fault; but if twice, it’s my fault.”

The Court and Character of King James by Anthony Weldon, 1651.

‘Fool’s Errand,’ focuses on our relationships with the past and how it effects our current state of the world and our place in it. Digging deep into what makes a society thrive, in addition to what makes a society collapse, 'Fool’s Errand’ features a collection of paintings challenging the idea of learning from previous mistakes and what happens when those lessons go unfulfilled.

Using Roman sculpture as a preemptive warning of a failed society and disembodied hands as a metaphor of current day manipulations of the past, Huckins recreates iconic 18th century American paintings to contrast our progression from the days of our nation’s birth to our increasingly chaotic society that could potentially be at a colossal tipping point. Are we immune to societal destruction and extinction?

"The slide of the United States into illiberalism may well have begun.....It may well signal the beginning of the end of the American experiment” - Gen. John Allen, who led the fight against ISIS.

NOTE: All works are physical paintings, NOT digital and/or photoshopped images.

(Mrs. Sylvester Gardiner)
acrylic on canvas
44 x 36 in (112 x 91 cm)
2020
(Twilight In The Wilderness)
acrylic on canvas, concrete, spray paint
30 x 6 x 43 in (76 x 15 x 109 cm)
2020
(Twilight In The Wilderness)
acrylic on canvas, concrete, spray paint
30 x 6 x 43 in (76 x 15 x 109 cm)
2020
(Gulian Verplanck)
acrylic on canvas
56 x 44 in (142 x 112 cm)
2020
(Gulian Verplanck)
acrylic on canvas
56 x 44 in (142 x 112 cm)
2020
(Studies In Black)
oil on canvas
6 x 6 inches, each (15 x 15 cm)
2020
(Thomas Harver Skinner)
oil + acrylic on canvas
34 x 28 in (86 x 71 cm)
2020
(Joshua Tevis)
oil + acrylic on canvas
38 x 32 in (97 x 81 cm)
2020
(Dr. John H. Sanders)
oil + acrylic on canvas
34 x 28 in (86 x 71 cm)
2020
(Still Life of Fruit)
oil + acrylic on canvas
28 x 34 in (71 x 86 cm)
2020
(Study In Rose)
oil on canvas
8 x 8 in (20 x 20 cm)
2020
(Smaller Study In Blue)
oil on canvas
6 x 6 in (15 x 15 cm)
2020
(Just Dessert)
oil + acrylic on canvas
26 x 30 in (66 x 76 cm)
2020
(Mrs. Anne Fairchild Bowler)
acrylic on canvas, concrete, spray paint, stretcher bars
56 x 10 x 46 in (142 x 25 x 117 cm)
2020
(Studies In Blue)
oil on canvas
8 x 8 inches, each (20 x 20 cm)
2020
(Study In Black and Rose with Double Xs)
oil + acrylic on canvas
12 x 12 in (30 x 30 cm)
2020
(George Washington)
oil + acrylic on canvas
38 x 30 inches (97 x 76 cm)
2020
(Watson and The Shark)
oil + acrylic on canvas, rope
48 x 72 in (122 x 183 cm)
2020
(Watson And The Shark)
oil + acrylic on canvas, rope
48 x 72 in (122 x 183 cm)
2020
(Daniel Verplanck)
oil + acrylic on raw canvas
44 x 34 inches, 6 x 6 inches (112 x 86 cm, 15 x 15 cm)
2020
(Samuel Verplanck)
oil + acrylic on canvas
34 x 28 in (86 x 66 cm)
2020
(Flower Still Life With Bird’s Nest)
oil + acrylic on canvas
56 x 44 inches (142 x 112 cm)
2020
(Study In Blue)
oil on canvas
10 x 10 inches (25 x 25 cm)
2020
(Lady With A Bowl Of Fruit)
acrylic on canvas
18 x 20 in (46 x 51 cm)
2020
(Emma Clara Peale)
oil + acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 in (20 x 20 cm)
2020
(Michael Angelo Peale)
oil + acrylic on canvas
10 x 8 inches (25 x 20 cm)
2020
(Robert Shewell)
oil + acrylic on canvas
30 x 24 in (76 x 61 cm)
2020
(John Scoville)
oil + acrylic on canvas
28 x 20 in (71 x 51 cm)
2020
(Hand Study)
oil on canvas
12 x 16 inches (30 x 41 cm)
2020
(Hand Of A Foreign Gentleman)
acrylic on canvas
20 x 18 in (51 x 46 cm)
2020
(Samuel Adams)
oil + acrylic on canvas
44 x 34 inches (112 x 86 cm)
2020
(George Washington)
oil + acrylic on canvas
26 x 22 in (66 x 56 cm)
2019
(Mrs. James Warren)
oil + acrylic on canvas
42 x 34 in (107 x 86 cm)
2019