WPC: Dr. Evermore’s Forevertron

The Weekly Photo Challenge is collage, defined as an assortment, a collection, a hodgepodge.  Last Friday, driving home from a week in northern Wisconsin, we stopped at an unusual art installation south of Baraboo off Highway 12. If you put “Dr. Evermor’s Forevertron” into your GPS, it will take you to this place which is listed as being in North Freedom, WI although it is south of there, at least as it looks on a standard Wisconsin map.

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The artist of Forevertron, this massive scrap metal sculpture, is Tom Every, a former industrial wrecker who, after three decades of work demolishing buildings, began to question this destruction. With bits and pieces of machinery and other metal objects, Every (who renamed himself Dr. Evermor) built a sculpture which made it into the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest scrap metal sculpture anywhere.

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Although there is a main structure, there are many smaller pieces around the grounds. Old tools, obsolete machinery parts, and musical instruments were used to make whimsical animals including bugs, birds and even a frog band!

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Here’s a collage of more of Dr. Evermor’s creations:

A caretaker (or perhaps an artist also) told us that Dr. Evermor created his sculptures to get free of depression. Since I laughed out loud at some of them, he must have had fun making them, which hopefully ended his depression!

Furthermore information about Dr. Evermor can be found at:

http://folkart.org/mag/dr-evermors-forevertron

 

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Scrap metal artist’s workbench

 

 

 

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