I like it when things are abstracted because you can play a little more with your references. With forms like this they can reference a number of things: pipes, fingers, ribs. To me context is everything, something Duchamp taught us with his ‘Fountain’ back in 1917. If this piece just existed on its own it would have a different meaning or reference point, but with the flowers added it pushes it in a different direction, with a lighter touch. Then again, I guess that all depends on the flower.