Lost Soul (2017)
This is my latest pinball machine, 'Lost Soul'. It was exhibited at the Espacio Gallery, East London in May 2017.
Its theme is based on the 'Parable of the Lost Sheep' in Luke, Chapter 15.
“Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?.” The soul, in the case of the pinball machine, is lost to addictions such as drink, drugs, gambling and sex.
At some point in the game a 'Lost Sheep' target is raised and the player receives a bonus score if he hits it.
'Galapagos' was my second pinball machine. Its theme is based on Darwin’s journey, aboard the Beagle sailing ship, to the Galapagos Islands in the 1830’s.
It was exhibited at the Espacio Gallery in May 2016.
'Alice' was my first attempt at making a pinball machine.
It was electro-mechanical, as early pinball machines were. It had no electronics and could not be programmed so although it had lighting, it had no sound and could not keep score. The aim was just to keep the ball in play as long as possible.
It was exhibited at the Espacio Gallery in May 2015.