Scrap Metal Park

Scrap Metal Park

If you didn’t think scrap metal art was cool..or maybe your just not familiar with the medium. Either way, we think we’ve found something just about anyone, especially those of us who enjoy the Steampunk genre of fantasy storytelling, we have something for you by way of a scrap metal park..of sorts.

What Is A Scrap Metal Park

Ok, first of all your definition of park may mean Walt Disney World, or it may mean a one acre of green grass where you take Toto for a walk and a game of fetch. In this case it’s pretty much neither, it’s a singularly, large (the largest) scrap metal piece of work (art) ever created. In Sumpter Wisconsin there sits a monolithic park constructed purely of scrap metal resources, to replicate something out of the craziest Steampunk story ever created.

The sculpture incorporates two Thomas Edison dynamos from the 1880s, lightning rods, high-voltage components from 1920s power plants, scrap from the nearby Badger Army Ammunition Plant, and the decontamination chamber from the Apollo 11 spacecraft. Its fictional creator, Dr. Evermor, was born Tom Every in Brooklyn, Wisconsin and is a former demolition expert who spent decades collecting antique machinery for the sculpture and the surrounding fiction that justifies it. According to Every, Dr. Evermor is a Victorian inventor who designed the Forevertron to launch himself, “into the heavens on a magnetic lightning force beam.” The Forevertron, despite its size and weight, was designed to be relocatable to a different site—the sculpture is built in sections that are connected by bolts and pins. See the limited website here.

Though most people may not fully understand the Steampunk genre of fiction, we believe they would still enjoy the overall sculpture and very intricate undertaking , that’s of course if you find yourself in Sauk County Wisconsin, with time to truly enjoy this work of art.