The sculptures of Ferdi (Ferdina Jansen Tajiri) were inspired by a road trip the artist made with her family (the artist Shinkichi Tajiri and their two daughters) through Mexico. She was fascinated by the exotic vegetation around her and transformed her impressions into what became known as the Horti-sculptures. They are bright, colorful, often made of fake fur material and are full of erotic connotations. The work of Ferdi fits into the tradition of Yayoi Kusama, Eva Hesse and other female artists of the 60s and 70s. In 1968, a time when the art world was very male dominant, she had a solo exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Ferdi sadly passed away a year later, at the creative peak of her career.