Dan Burfield – Tiltcycle

Dan Burfield started Tiltcycle in 2012 when tasked with creating art for a pinball-themed group show. Being an element of a money making machine for a vending business, once a pinball machine stops earning they are generally stripped of parts and sent to the landfill. He finds that recycling pinball machines gives this amazing art a second chance.
His work evokes nostalgia and reminds you of a joyful past. Combining the old with the new, it directs your attention to long-forgotten beauty now slated for the landfill. HIs mission is to preserve and rescue, and to leave a legacy of beauty revived. Through the repurpose of broken and discarded materials, he challenges the viewer to focus on the details and in doing so reassign their value to art.

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