Alexandra Sophie, Flower Shower
Piazza Unità d'Italia - Trieste
Friday 28 October 2022 - Sunday 06 November 2022
Ph. Alexandra Sophie, Hecong-Diana-Alexandra
Exhibition from 28 October to 6 November 2022
Sala Comunale d’Arte
Piazza Unità d’Italia – Trieste
28, 29 e 30 October 2022, ore 10-13 e 15-20
Monday to Sunday, ore 10-13 e 17-20
“The world through Alexandra Sophie’s lens is never motionless; there’s a rush of life everywhere you look. The artist has a way of making us want to chase the water’s flow, climb trees, and run free in the meadows alongside her female subjects, driven by an insatiable desire for freedom. She extends a hand to us, inviting us to lay down beside her in the tall grass, to hold it tight, to roll around in it. It’s a sensual invitation to play with the shadows dancing over our skin.
Deep within this unspoiled Eden, whether real or imagined, there’s a softness that somehow jars with the abrasiveness of the world around us. Alexandra Sophie’s images are a form of refuge, a place we can disappear into, a sacred feminine space at once fragile and powerful—and authentically female.
Who are the women that inhabit her world? Elf-like millennials, ethereal creatures, shamans, hippies fresh from Woodstock. Their femininity walks the line between contemporary and eternal. It’s as though they were calling on some ancient Druid or Animist rite while asserting their unwavering environmental activism. With every page, we meet a woman-flower who could easily go by the name of Violet, Blanche, Rose, Bluebell, Flora, Garance, Marguerite, Lila… Something about them makes us want to follow them.”
From the preface of the book Flower Shower by Nathalie Colin, Creative director at Swarovski.
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Alexandra Sophie’s photographic work narrates stories on being human, the human being in environmental contexts – interwoven through floral themes – and explores identity through subjects such as sexuality, feminism, and interrogations on what constitutes the “normal” frontier. Comparing the pattern of plants with marks and scars on our bodies, where does nature start and where does it end? What are our rights and where is our place within our environment?