David Rogers' Big Bugs

10am- 5pm Sat, May 31 - Sun, Oct 26, 2014

Venue: Heritage Museums & Gardens

67 Grove Street, Sandwich, MA 02563


Julie Raynor


508-888-3300 x. 175

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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. "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," says Rogers. Big Bugs at Heritage includes three ants, a dragonfly and a damselfly, an assassin bug, a praying mantis, a spider on a web, a ladybug, and a daddy longlegs, all placed in interesting landscape settings throughout the grounds.

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