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Tom O Every (Dr Evermor) R.I.P.

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Visionary artist Tom O Every (1939–2020), aka "Dr Evermor", has passed away, at the age of 81.

Every is best known for building Forevertron, a massive construction designed to travel in space. Located in Lodi, Wisconsin, the visionary piece of sculpture, made from scrap metal, machine parts from breweries, Thomas Edison dynamos, lightning rods, paper mills, engineering factories and even an Apollo decontamination chamber, weighs 300 tons and is 45 ft / 15 m high by 105 ft / 35 m wide. One section includes a spiral staircase and a wrought-iron gazebo. On the summit of the vast assemblage sits a copper egg, housing a glass ball, waiting to shoot Dr Evermor into space once it has been activated by a magnetic lightning beam. Around the structure sit various other constructions and animal figures, including a 46-member bird band,
made from brass bed posts, old tools, gasoline nozzles and a full complement
of musical instruments.

After suffering a series of strokes, Every spent the final years of his life in a Sauk City nursing home, where he continued to draw and design. The future of his art park is currently uncertain.