Dr. Evermor’s Forevertron Sculpture Garden

Tenticles, originally uploaded by sonic_serenity.

 

Lola Lyndon is away on assignment, and should be back within a week, if not days.

Some things seem to be just plain underrepresented; tubas in popular music; sledgehammers in tool boxes; and Magyars in government service.

Alothough ideosynchratic demolition experts do not seem to be underrepresented in metal sculpture, I think the works of Dr. Evermor cannot be represented enough. The mainstream has ignored Forevertron too long.

attack, originally uploaded by yetra.

 

We’re here to make amends.

You can read more about Dr. Evermor here if you like.

Meanwhile, I’m just going to settle back and view a few photos taken by the Doctor’s fans over at Flickr.

Dr Evermore’s Foreverton Sculpture Garden, originally uploaded by La Libertad.

 

Forevertron II, originally uploaded by whereling.

 

springman02, originally uploaded by zusty.

 

100_0099.JPG, originally uploaded by starchy.

 

vultureface1, originally uploaded by zusty.

 

Molly on the Forevertron, originally uploaded by Filmo.

 

clowncar3, originally uploaded by zusty.

 

clowncar2, originally uploaded by zusty.

 

zap machine1, originally uploaded by zusty.

 

Scrapmetal Dragon, originally uploaded by Eda Cherry.

 

On Holiday #21: The Forevertron II, originally uploaded by Jack Lord.

 

forevertronbug, originally uploaded by lebovox.

 

forevertron2, originally uploaded by lebovox.

 

Forevertron, originally uploaded by beecoterie.

 

forevertron5, originally uploaded by lebovox.


There is a pool of photos of the works of Dr. Evermor on Flickr.

Some of the best photos of Forevertron are not available for blogging. But you can take a tour of some more here in this Flickr photo set by miss_private, and here in this photo set by Central Historian.

 

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4 Responses to “Dr. Evermor’s Forevertron Sculpture Garden”

  1. lifecreativitycoach Says:

    The sculputres are interesting. However, I don’t like the car photo that says friends of the cripple children. Children are not crippled but disabled. Perhaps, it is a culture difference because I don’t know where you are from but to some people the photo and remark on the car is insulting.

    I like the rest of the sculptures. Thanks for sharing them.

    Terri

  2. bunaen Says:

    Here where I live, we also find the term “crippled” insulting. However, the past is a different place. And that place–the past–is the place the artist depicts.

    I think the artist intends to parody and ridicule those who partonize the disabled. He seems to be making fun of America’s Shriners, not the children. The artist presents the Shriners clown-car as creepy, and the image on it as patronizing, I think.

    I think some day the word “disabled” will be considered insulting. That is, it will become insulting if the public does not change its attitude towards those who differ from the perceived “norm'”. If people continue to look down upon those of us who have mental and physical differences, the word used, what ever it is, will acquire negative connotations.

    I call it the circle of bigotry. At one time the word “Negro” was the word those who yearned for racial equality favored. However, though the word replaced it’s predecessor, the word “colored”, and mainstream America adopted the word “Negro”, mainstream America failed to embrace racial equality. And the word “Negro” lost it’s lustre. America still treated the people descended from Africans as inferior, and the word came to reflect the appalling attitude most white Americans held towards “negros”.

    The word “Negro” then was replaced with a term that was considered less condescending: “black”. “Black” has likewise fallen from favor, and has been replaced with “African American”. We can keep adopting new terminology ’till the cows come home (an American colloquialism meaning “forever”), but if we Americans don’t change our attitude about those we consider “minorities”, we will continue to connote negativity to the names we give those we consider “different”.

    I mean no disrespect to the disabled by posting the photo. I don’t think the person who took the photo does either. And I don’t even think the artist who created the car meant anything but to ridicule those who consider the disabled people who should be pitied. The disabled deserve our respect, not our pity.

    Thank you for commenting, your point is well-taken.

  3. zusty Says:

    Hey, I took the clown car pictures. I was just documenting, personally; I was somewhat alarmed at the thing. I do think it’s very probable that the car was old enough that ‘crippled children’ was the way things were represented, back then. Here, for example, is a site for a children’s rehab and general disabled-people’s-resources center in Maine; they only changed their name from ‘Pine Tree Society for Crippled Children’ in 1956. It seems like the word ‘crippled’ _was_ supposed to evoke pity rather than empathy, because people didn’t have the understanding we do now, but I don’t really think it was meant as a slur.

  4. lifecreativitycoach Says:

    I agree that you can change the word and then the next word used might become negative depending upon how we see it. People do need to realize that a person with a disablity has a lot to offer. We have a long way to go before we are consider equals. I agree that back then things were seen differently. Nice to know how you feel and that it wasn’t meant as a slur.

    Terri

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