When Stick Dinosaurs roamed the Earth!
The Stickasaurus was originally designed and created by Long Island, NY artist David Rogers for the 1993 Return of the Dinosaurs, Chrysanthemum Festival, at the world-renowned Longwood Gardens of Kennett Square, PA. In the summer of 1994 it was purchased and relocated. The sculpture was trailered and paraded up the I-95 corridor, across the George Washington Bridge to a private residence. There, Stickasaurus became one of the most (of many) famous residents in the community of Pound Ridge, NY.
Stickasaurus was created from natural materials using the branch, limb, and root of the Black Locust tree. Like his contemporaries, many of whom have also been collected by the Iscol Family, such as Andrew Goldsworthy and Patrick Dougherty, David’s work is unique, site specific, and integrates beautifully with the natural landscape. His most well known work, the traveling art exhibit David Rogers Big Bugs, has continued to be highly sought after by Botanical Gardens, Arboreta and Museums across the United States for over 30 years.
In 2006, after 12 years standing guard near the entrance to the Iscol’s property, the sculpture was in desperate need
of restoration. For the artist it was an opportunity to return to his roots.
Self-taught techniques honed in the very earliest years of his career, using different combinations of branches to accomplish the finished form and aesthetic value.
In 2022, Jill and Ken Iscol generously donated the sculpture to the town of Pound Ridge, NY. It was a month-long process to relocate the sculpture to Lions Park at Scott Corners. Now the whole community and all visitors to
the area can enjoy the sculpture for many years to come. The move and restoration of the work to accommodate the new site and elevation changes was quite an accomplishment for the artist. Now
in his sixties, Dave was excited about the opportunity to revisit a beloved work created at the earliest stages
of his career. With the restoration complete a new marker acknowledges the generous donation of this Public Art by the Iscol Family to the town and community.
In memory of our beloved patron Jill Iscol.
Thank you for your heart felt enthusiasm and generosity. With much love Dave & Terri