I can’t really remember where the idea came from … anyway in French when you see a beautiful girl you can say that she is a “beautiful plant”. You may think it’s a nice thing to say to somebody but isn’t it like turning the Other into an object … yeah that’s how it started but I can’t possibly tell you how I got to think of the expression. Did I see a girl in the street and thought ” Oulala! quelle belle plant!!!”?
What the hell! Come on! relax! it’s just a drawing!