Student Work

  • Photography (BFA)

    Luke Burke

    A History of Progress

    A History of Progress consists of images that depict sculptures, resembling mechanical engine parts, made in a 3D digital-modeling program. These computer-generated renderings are placed into photographed environments. These sculptures represent an old symbol of progress, the mechanical, in their form, while referencing a new standard of progress, the digital, in their process. The studio-like environments further support the idea of these objects as sculptures and begins to push them beyond renderings of mechanical parts. The contrast between the computer-generated material and the photographed space begins to question this new standard’s place within the photographed environment.