A sculptor of enormous vision, David designs and constructs his sculptures from natural materials. Using standing dead trees, dried branches, and green saplings, he creates large insects or other commissions for public gardens, arboreta, nature centers, natural history and art museums across the United States.
Inspired by his sensitivity, connection, and sense of play with the natural world, David creates the most engaging environment for children of all ages to explore.
The Big Bugs
They are big. They are awesome. They are amazing.
David Rogers’ Big Bugs calls attention to some of nature’s smallest and most incredible creatures. These little animals help our world in big ways and David Rogers invites you to explore their mysteries.
David uses 3 different techniques to build his sculptures; branch bending, dried branch assembly and whole log carving. Some of the bugs are highly polished, resembling fine furniture, others
are fashioned from bent samplings, and some are a combination of techniques.
Each has a personality of its own, and are all wonderful in a unique way.
They are amazing and their impact is greater than we could possibly imagine.
David Rogers initially created this series of sculptures to begin to tell the story of some of the animals that play the crucial role of Pollination. Some of these common pollinators, such as bees, are in decline.
Research shows that colony collapse could be caused by several reasons, loss of habitat, pesticides, infections spread by mites, malnutrition, and a combination of other factors. Scientists have yet to determine a singular cause.This exhibit calls attention to our hidden gardeners in a big way.
These sculptures debuted at Disney's Epoct International Flower and Garden show. The choice of subjects depicted here are some of the most well known as well as some that aren't. Some insects have been labeled as "bad bugs". This connotation of good vs bad is incorrect. Some are more beneficial versus less beneficial or "pests". But all play their role in the balance of the ecosystem. Educators tell us that without the arthropod kingdom, we would not exist.