Alex Peyton Levine
Flower BombJanuary 2018
One morning in January 2018, Peyton-Levine set out in her neighborhood to create a “flower bomb.” Frequently using materials in her practice that are soft, ephemeral, and delicate, like tulle and flowers, Peyton-Levine engages stereotypes of femininity that are often dismissed as trite, cliché, or overly sentimental. But, by asserting earnest gestures and basic feelings as significant entries into critical thinking, she asks viewers to reconsider tropes of femininity and emotionality. Peyton-Levine’s floral installation emphasizes visual pleasure and an intuitive, felt, response to a public space, inviting passerby’s to connect with their emotions in the context of a specific space and moment.