The plant, native of Sumatra, Indonesia, is characterized for having the largest unbranched inflorescence in the plant world. In fact, it rarely blooms and only for a few days, creating a huge flower that gives off a particularly unpleasant smell that resembles that of the rotting meat of a carcass and serves to attract a type of beetle for pollination. Rossella Biscotti reconstructs the life-size plant by printing the huge flower on fabric. The characteristic size of the inflorescence creates a direct relationship between the plant and the public, having the same proportions as a person.
However the condition of exposure is a very precarious context for such a plant. As in the case of Clara the rhinoceros, the spectacularization and exposure of an exotic species become the cause of its deterioration and its disappearance.
The breakdown of the flower in silkscreens, metaphorically representing the colours that make up the image, and the breakdown of the weight of Clara, in order to solve the practicalities of its transport, speak of the exploitation and dismemberment of the exotic body for the purpose of science and entertainment.