Precious butterfly to mark 40th festival

  • Dramatic: The Versailles Butterfly programme cover for the Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts, designed by photographer Amanda Temple

    Dramatic: The Versailles Butterfly programme cover for the Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts, designed by photographer Amanda Temple

  • Collaboration: Jeweller Alexandra Mosher and photographer Amanda Temple

    Collaboration: Jeweller Alexandra Mosher and photographer Amanda Temple

  • Special edition: The Versailles Butterfly pin designed by Alexandra Mosher to commemorate the Bermuda Festival’s 40th anniversary

    Special edition: The Versailles Butterfly pin designed by Alexandra Mosher to commemorate the Bermuda Festival’s 40th anniversary


What better way to celebrate the Bermuda Festival’s 40th anniversary than with rubies.

Artist Alexandra Mosher is selling a special butterfly pin containing a single ruby to mark the event.

“The butterfly symbolises its metamorphosis to embrace the future,” said Ms Mosher.

The Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts logo is mirrored on the upper wings and violin F-holes are inscribed into the bottom wings. Each piece is cast in sterling silver and set with a single ruby. It will be on sale, for $265, in Ms Mosher’s store this week. One-third of the proceeds will go to the Bermuda Festival.

Ms Mosher and photographer Amanda Temple teamed up to create the pin and a commemorative cover for the festival programme. Dubbed The Versailles Butterfly, it features a violinist with fluttering fuchsia wings against a backdrop of the French palace.

It’s the second time Ms Temple has handled the cover art for the Bermuda Festival.

“I created the artwork for the 2010 festival too,” she said. “That was a very sleek and simple design featuring the festival logo on an apple with a black background. So that was another reason that this time I wanted to create something elaborate and dramatic for this cover.”

Limited edition prints and notecards of the cover image and the special pins go on sale on Thursday in Ms Mosher’s studio in the Washington Mall.

Quantities of the special pin are limited; pre-order online at alexandramosher.com or at Ms Mosher’s store. For more information visit Ms Mosher’s website or amandatemple.com. Tickets to the Bermuda Festival performances go on sale on Monday. See the event calendar at bermudafestival.org.

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Published Nov 18, 2014 at 8:00 am (Updated Nov 17, 2014 at 8:01 pm)

Precious butterfly to mark 40th festival

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