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    David Rogers’ Big Bugs

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    David Rogers’ Big Bugs

    What happens when you recreate the insects all around us on a gargantuan scale using all natural materials? You have Big Bugs.

    Sculptor David Rogers creates insects such as 25-foot long ants and dragonflies with 17-foot wingspans using various combinations of whole trees, cut green saplings, dry branches, and other forest materials. All wood is found dead or harvested sustainably. The inherent uniqueness of these materials, their...

    What happens when you recreate the insects all around us on a gargantuan scale using all natural materials? You have Big Bugs.

    Sculptor David Rogers creates insects such as 25-foot long ants and dragonflies with 17-foot wingspans using various combinations of whole trees, cut green saplings, dry branches, and other forest materials. All wood is found dead or harvested sustainably. The inherent uniqueness of these materials, their different shapes, colors and textures provide these sculptures with their character, definition and a sense of motion. The effect is a role reversal of dimension and perception.

    These over-sized statues were inspired years ago by the sight of a sapling bent over by a winter storm. “It reminded me of a dinosaur’s backbone,” Rogers says, “so I started collecting branches and twigs and fashioned a dinosaur.” The leap to insects was a small one. “Insects play this vital role in a garden but are unnoticed, so I put them on such a large scale that you can’t help but notice them.”

    The Big Bugs at Heritage will include: three ants, a dragonfly and a damselfly, an assassin bug, a praying mantis, a spider on a web, a ladybug and a grasshopper, all placed in interesting landscape settings throughout the grounds.
     


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    67 Grove Street
    Sandwich, MA 02563

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