Art Inspiration from Florida Belle Ivette Cabrera

Ivette Cabrera’s art beautifully tells the story of womanhood. Her unique pieces are a statement of how all women evolve to become their most beautiful selves. BSB is honored to not only share Ivette’s work below but the powerful stories that accompany each piece. Be inspired by this talented BSB who is shaping the south with her incredible gift.

Monarch- Monarch is a reflection of the migration of butterflies while exploring the relationship between ancient Native American headdresses called the War Bonnet traditionally worn by male leaders. The juxtaposition is a harmonious interplay between Women of War represented as a strong enough to lead battle yet beautiful enough as the patterns on a butterflies wings.

Akiram- Akiram is one of the few artworks in which the eyes are closed as a symbol of peace and an tranquility within oneself, inspired by traditional and modern African headdresses.

Odessa– Odessa came to me in a dream one night. The way each line towers over the other with carefully placed lines and small details were some of the reoccurring visions of that dream. I wanted that structure to be in harmony with a delicate face that showed a gentle and caring woman as the most powerful creator of human life.

She-wolf- She wolves were considered to be women in ruling power before the Elizabethan era. Depicted through past centuries of royalty, this artwork represents an England style crown as the primary focus and headdress with subtle hints of Chinese influence. As many established trade ports rose to wealth English societies flourished, making England a powerful country in the age of colonization.

Alala; A Dreamer: Alala is an ancient African word that represents dreamer. We all dream about the possibilities that exist, some of those dreams come true and some we never wake from.

Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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