Driven By Vision
Among the many remarkable stories:
In Los Angeles, humble Italian labourer Simon Rodia spent 35 years building the world-famous Watts Towers from bent steel rebar, wire mesh, cement and thousands of pieces of broken tile and pottery.
In Wisconsin, Tom Every changed his name to Dr. Evermor and built his gigantic Forevertron from the remnants of observatories and power plants. He says that when the time comes, the Forevertron will launch him into heaven.
On a farm near Burks Falls, Ont., Peter Camani has constructed more than a hundred screaming head sculptures, each one 20 feet in height. Camani says he built his otherworldly creations as a warning about environmental degradation.
Some of these sites express profound spiritual faith. They draw visitors from far away seeking miracles, solace and answers to their questions. Many people leave deeply affected by their experiences.
Says Joan Jenkinson, Director of Programming/Executive Producer for VisionTV: This is a visually stunning series populated by unique characters. As viewers witness the power of these creations, theyll understand what shrines have meant to people through the ages and why they still capture our imaginations today.