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Michael John Stephenson 329784 Monday 9am Tutorial with Chris

ADS 4 : FIRE BARLOW MOTORS MINIATURE GOLF HAZARD


ADS 4 : FIRE I wanted to create a hazard that represented the various challenges faced by A.G. Barlow in his lifetime. I named this hazard ‘High Stakes, High Gains, Low Falls - The life and death of a car salesman’, as I feel that A.G. Barlow was a man who took risks as attempts of making fast and large profits. Of course, inherit with high gains are even lower falls should you fail. This hazard attempts to act as a metaphor for such things. If you don’t aim your shot correctly, you will fall off the edge and have to deal with the tombstones of grievous challenges. If you aim too high, you might overshoot the hole and fly through the skull (which leads to immeadiate death). But if you aim and hit it just right, you’ll get ‘on top’ and get a hole in one. This will also eventually lead to the ‘RIP’ tombstone (as that is innevitable) but you would’ve won the game, (as opposed to losing via dealing with the tombstones). The hill like form for this hole originally came from a graph depicting a stock market crash (here, the cliff at the end is the crash point... so you must stop (your ball) before reaching that point).


BARLOW MOTORS - MINIATURE GOLF HAZARD


ADS 4 : FIRE


BARLOW MOTORS - MINIATURE GOLF HAZARD


ADS 4 : FIRE


BARLOW MOTORS - MINIATURE GOLF HAZARD

The idea of shooting a golf ball through a skull is perhaps in bad taste, and too dark a kind of humour (as it represents A.G. Barlows actual death). But if AG Barlow had survived, I feel like he would’ve been the type of person to laugh at his own attempted suicide, especially since he overcame all of his problems and gained success enough to be building a multi storey car showroom in the CBD. I feel like he would’ve enjoyed this hazard as a memorial to his struggle and his triumph that was literally returning from the brink of death.


ADS 4 : FIRE BARLOW MOTORS MINIATURE GOLF HAZARD

MICHAEL JOHN STEPHENSON 329784



ADS4 FIRE: Barlow Motors Golf Hazard