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Tom Every

1938–

Through an elaborately fabricated persona of a late nineteenth-century scientist and visionary he calls “Dr. Evermor,” artist Tom Every has created a sculptural environment with proportions as grandiose as his imagination. Every was raised in Madison and nearby Brooklyn, Wisconsin, and inherited a family ethos of “save everything and make-do.” From youth, he learned the value of cast-off materials, and an early affinity for recycling charted an artistic course that has culminated in a series of “mechanical fantasies” in North Freedom, Wisconsin, near Baraboo. The grandest of these is Every’s legacy, The Forevertron, a commanding iron structure that reaches skyward some 50 feet and spans approximately 7,200 square feet.