A bit more nature as inspiration
An explanation I still work with is that a shape is as it is because it gets the chance to be like that. Think of sunflower seeds in a sunflower. The pattern you see in a sunflower takes shape because each seed uses the space it gets in the most comfortable way. Each seed takes the space it gets and thus a pattern forms.
The more I look at objects from nature, the more I get the idea that you experience behaviour. If you look at a leaf from a tree and you see the veins, you will follow each path subconsciously, the road these veins cover. As if you see what the veins do.
Petrified objects, like the coral stones I have don’t just suggest behaviour. For me, it is also like a frozen moment in time. As if you realize that the stone will have a different appearance just before and after this moment. The growth and the shape are one.
At a picture of sunlight that reflects on water, I can’t resist trying to follow all the lines and connect them in mind.