Friday, September 4, 2015

Forevertron Park



You can't see we don't stop and see it all on our family road trips.  :)
This was a little out of the way stop somewhere in Wisconsin that my brother had read about and put on the list of stops on Day 4 or the trip.   It was amazing.  This man, Tom Every, has been making the "sculptures" out of trash.   The main attraction is the top picture on page 2.   This is called "Dr. Evermor's Forevertron."  It was built in the 1980's, was the largest scrap metal sculpture in the world, standing at 50 ft. and 120 ft. wide, and weighing in at 300 tons.  This sculpture incorporates two Thomas Edison dynamos from the 1880's, lightning rods, high-voltage components from 1920's power plants, scrap from a nearby Army ammunition plant and the decontamination chamber from the Apollo II spacecraft.      All I could say was WOW, when we finally found the little back drive to this acreage to walk around and look at everything.     One section that I include in 4 of the pictures here is "The Bird Band & Orchestra" which includes about 70 birds ranging from the size of a child to twenty feet tall, all made from scrap industrial parts, geological survey markers, knives, loudspeakers, springs, and musical instruments and other salvaged materials.
So if you are ever out on Highway 12 in Sumpter, Wisconsin, you have to stop and walk around and see all of this, it is amazing.

Now that you have the history of this layout, let me share with you the great sketch that I used for the September 4th challenge at "Scrap Much?!"   I love that I'm on Design Team A and get to work with a great double page sketch every month.    Our one and only Laura Whitaker made this sketch and I hope you like it as much as I did and join us at the challenge.   Check it all out "SCRAP MUCH?!"    and you can see what the other Design Team members created with this sketch.



5 comments:

Laura said...

Great page, fabulous colors and fun photos!

Tina Campbell said...

Wow Barbara this a fantastic page :) I love what you did with the circles too very cool and the pictures are really cool :) I really love the road trip you went on looks like it was a blast

simplybren said...

Great layout. What an awesome find! This place looks fascinating. Would so love to get to go.... hmmmm road trip maybe...... Thanks for all the details I really enjoyed reading about the place and the sculptures.

Kim said...

OMG!!!! I saw this park on American Pickers!!!! You did an amazing job scrapbooking them and you totally rocked the sketch. Those papers are perfect for you photos!!!!
Kim

Ruth G said...

Great sketch and fabulous layout! I love the background paper! This is definitely an amazing place and your pictures are awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!