The three heavy cast iron forms are found pieces that Daniel Spoerri immediately identified as detonated shells. Neither did it escape him that they had bloomed in a bizarre way and so he looked for a plant with which to complement them. His old friend Eva Aeppli was able to help, indirectly, because during a telephone conversation she was talking about her favourite plants: »It’s no contest for me,« she said. »The araucaria!«. Spoerri did some research, found an image and was immediately taken with the rebelliousness of this plant: a symbol for wilfulness.