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Pinball Famous – Solo Art Show

Pinball Famous
Pinball Famous Solo Art Show 4/2019

The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh Arts and Cultural Center is excited to announce “PINBALL FAMOUS” – an art exhibit by Dan Burfield of Tiltcycle.

Friday, April 26 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Meet the artist, have a cocktail, take a picture with a custom selfie wall, and play Lord of the Rings pinball machine.

The Exhibit runs from April 26 through June16.

Tuesday – Saturday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 to 4 p.m.
Monday: Closed

Inspired by the work of Andy Warhol, Burfield combines his passion for upcycling pinball and arcade machines with his love for pop icons and repurposed commercial art.

The exhibit features an extraordinary sense of creativity, ingenuity and artistic intelligence fused into a breathtaking collection of layered, 3D collages.

The Pinball Famous series showcases pieces with:
Diana Ross
The Rolling Stones
Dolly Parton
Ziggy Stardust
Audrey Hepburn
Lady Gaga
Lost Boys
Valley of the Dolls
Pam Grier
Isabella Rossellini
Tiffany & Co.

The selfie wall and free play Lord of the Rings pinball machine will remain for the entire run of the show.

News Press

Mezel Mods and Tiltcycle Announce an Eco-Friendly Upcycling Pinball into Art Partnership

Albuquerque, NM – (Sept 10, 2016) – Mezel Mods creates quality custom mods for your high-end pinball machines. Like any manufacturing process, the design process includes prototyping and often times errors in manufacturing, which add to production loss. Much of that loss turns into trash. That trash will now be upcycled by Tiltcycle, whose mission is to upcycle broken pinball parts into beautiful art. Good things this does:

  1. Saves the environment by giving products that fail to meet retail standards a second chance at becoming viable as art
  2. Reduces landfill
  3. Increases consumer satisfaction about purchasing green product

“Reduce, reuse, recycle has always been one of my mantras,” said Mezel Mods owner Kristin Browning-Mezel. “This partnership allows our company to move from just recycling to reuse,” said Browning-Mezel. The company hopes to reduce waste and contribute to a new line of interesting pinball art with a unique history.

About Mezel Mods
Mezel Mods builds Pinball accessories and mods to pimp your game – playfield toys, shooters, decals, toppers, LED kits, and more.



Buzzfeed 2014

My Christmas ornaments made a Buzzfeed list and I immediately sold out of my stock. It was pretty remarkable how quickly people responded. These have now made their way to Tumblr feeds where they’re being reblogged.


Arcade Archives

Arcade Archives

I was interviewed in July 214 by The Arcade Archives regarding my upcoming show and my current work.


Shore Home & Garden Magazine

March 2015

Shore Home & Garden Magazine ran an article about Tiltcycle. My birdhouses have been featured in a magazine from around the Maryland’s Mid-Shore counties.