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The fourteen-foot-high base will be made from a series of eight generators, compressors, rheostats, and motors combined with a navy buoy from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where it reportedly was used to support antiBridge supports (7′1′′ h × 3′ w) JIM WILDEMAN submarine netting during the Cold War. Rising above, for twenty-two feet, are the Magnetic Laser Love Guns in position for firing. Dr. Evermor explains, “You see, there are cannoneers in there [midlevel of drawing page 55] and they have periscopes and they see somebody that’s not smiling.
The “lenses” of the instrument were once skylights at Mercury Marine. The short lightning rods on the upper end of the telescope were once part of the SS Mercury, a cargo ship that sailed the Great Lakes. Thinking about his mythic ancestor, Dr. ’ So they had to have somebody to report back in to the rest of the nonbelievers. ” The Forevertron is equipped with searchlights to illuminate the launch in the event it occurs at night. The backs of some of the lights are cooking pots from a candy factory, while others are coffee urns, and the outer rims are agricultural wheels.
Tom began to work on his own pieces and built two works of special interest to Jordan. The Egginton (1980) was named after his ancestral home in England. All of the bronze for the barrels in this cannon came from England; other parts came from a factory in Racine, Wisconsin. Jordan really liked the cannon and wanted it for the House on the Rock, but he never could talk Tom out of it. Today it sits in Tom’s sculpture park as a silent reminder of that time. The second piece that interested Jordan was the Epicurean (1977), which Tom made for Eleanor.
A Mythic Obsession: The World of Dr. Evermor by Tom Kupsh