Morning Darkness through Nightfall | Digital Photography | 4" x 36" | 2015


Artist Statement: Morning Darkness through Nightfall focuses on the themes of atmosphere, time, temperature, and light of the Midwest landscape. A strip of bare land exposing only ground, sky, and horizon were captured revealing the transformations that happen over a given time. This piece is intended to reveal the consciousness of the act of photography by communicating a narrative about the photographer.


Kayla Hueneburg (b. 1988) is an artist and educator that holds a professional k-12 teaching license in both Colorado and Illinois. Hueneburg attended Illinois State University for her undergraduate studies, and received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in 2010. Currently, she is a Master’s candidate in Art Education with a Full Tuition Fellowship and Teaching Graduate Assistantship at Illinois State University. Hueneburg has exhibited her artwork in group shows across the United States. Recently, she was awarded a Friends of the Arts Grant to fund a collaborative series with her husband, artist Ali Akyüz. In 2015, her work has been exhibited at the University galleries (Normal, IL), the McLean County Art Center (Bloomington, IL), the Milner Library (Normal, IL), and the Studios on Sheridan Art Gallery (Peoria, IL).