I found myself really attracted to small, detailed objects. I liked when something thin and fragile make up something strong and somewhat bold. I also liked when objects had details with one large swoop, like the elephant and the tea pot. I also really liked when the entire object or portion of the object was made up of small curves to create one larger curve or spiral. I think these details could be used in a lot of ways in art. For one, the braiding and macrame could be used as a small detail (like how I am using it in my final project) or if you were really motivated, you could make a giant structure or something out of a braided something. Also, utilizing the swooping curve and blooming motion of the plants would be really interesting. You could use mechanical or un-organic objects to simulate the way a plant looks and grows. The spiral form seen in the hemp, wire, cord, etc. could be used as a starting formation for some kind of structure. A series of objects could spiral up and have a real sense of energy and motion.
One artist I thought of who used the idea of the braid is Janine Antoni. She braided a rope out of hair, blankets, clothing, and many other materials to make a kind of lifeline.