Butterflies and Irises

Butterflies and Irises sculpture commission honors Ingrid Peterson. This is a life size figure of her dressed in garden dress and hat collecting irises as she walks through a field of irises. On her basket and the tip of her finger are butterflies. Ingrid Peterson was an avid philanthropist for the public parks, who loved irises and raised butterflies. She bequeathed nearly one million dollars for the beautification of Lafreniere Park and her legacy and generosity lives on with this life size bronze sculpture.

Butterflies and Irises Sculpture Commission, 2021 – Select Images
Commissioned by Patrons of Lafreniere Park in Memory of Ingrid Petersen


March 3, 2021 “Patrons of Lafreniere Park Finalize Plans for Sculpture,” The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, LA

Nov 23, 2021 “The Patrons of Lafreniere Park hosted an unveiling and dedication of the statue “Butterflies and Irises” sculpted by Kim Bernadas, honoring Ingrid Peterson” New Orleans, LA

Nov 23, 2021 “Lafreniere Park “Butterflies and Irises” Statue Unveiling,” Jeff Parish TV

2021, “Patrons of Lafreniere Park,” Public Art Archive