Megan Burns’ diploma work consists of a series of reliefs and paintings based on a related principle. Irregular polygonal formats are divided into fields reminiscent of the structures of crystals. This creates the illusion of an irregularly refracted three-dimensional space, translated into real space in the reliefs. The reliefs make use of mundane materials such as industrial panels or veneer, as well as industrial paint. The use of such everyday materials, familiar to us from daily reality, is by no means accidental. The series was inspired by a curious experience – as a student living far from home, returning to visit after long periods of time, Burns had the uneasy realization that things at home were not as she had remembered them. This prompted an urge to create work addressing space and the sensations which it evokes.