Excellent one here, Todd. The entanglements almost makes the scene look like an etcha sketch drawing that someone liberally scrolled circular loops around the static plant with…very unique look overall.
The square crop and monochrome works great for this. There’s so much implied energy that the square crop adds to it by confining it somehow. In some ways, I want all of this in focus - a stack would have done it, but I kind of like the limited focal plane, too, so it’s a winner either way. You could have a go at darkening the URC to match the other three if you wanted to. Super and well done.
I like the abstract quality provided by the string-like thingies and the black and white. Compositionally, I find it a bit chaotic and not quite coming together. The leaves and the OOF areas distract me from the strings. I like the concept, though. I can easily see why this was photographically appealing.
I like the contrast between the endless curves of the whatever-it-is and the strong lines of the agave leaves. BW is my preference for such images about form. The central comp works well for me. Imho it could use more depth of field and perhaps softer light.