Venturing Out on the Island

In addition to covering off campus artwork from around the area of Scranton, I’ll also cover artwork I see in New York.  I recently went home for the weekend and visited one of the museums on Long Island.

The museum that I visited was The Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington, NY. This small museum has amazing artwork. The exhibit on display was called the Modern Alchemy: Experiments in Photography. The artists in this show take creativity and knowledge of photography and break boundJerry Uelsmannaries to transform photographs, to show their pure beauty. Jerry Uelsmann made one of the photographs that caught my eye. His black and white photograph, shown here, depicted a house that turned into a tree trunk with roots. What do you think? If you are interested in looking at more of his work, you can visit his website at

One of the other artworks that I thought was very creative was a piece done by Klea McKenna, who is a landscape photographer. The work on display, however, Klea McKennawas primarily made up of 57 paper airplanes that she made from special photo paper that changes color when light touches it. For this piece, her primary focus was light. The outcome of the paper airplanes was amazing, as seen in this picture from her website. If you are interested at looking at any of her other pieces of work (which I highly recommend) visit her website at

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