For this project titled, 'A Hidden Narrative", I took an oil painting of mine and recreated it using computer graphics - turning it into a 3D virtual environment that could be experienced through the Oculus Rift. This 3-minute long short story which ran using Unreal Engine, tells the story of how fragments of an old broken-up ornate French sandstone fireplace were recycled and repurposed along with Italian slate found in an old pool table - to create a stunning fireplace in a Dublin home. With the addition of added haptics; wind, heat and touch, this project became a true sensory experience that released a hidden narrative that would be otherwise indecipherable through a static image. This project was longlisted for the Royal Dublin Society Student Art Awards. See https://www.darraghdempsey.com/virtual-reality for more information.