Representing the suspension used in a dry dock to lift ships out of the water, the ironic element lies in the fact that the wood surrounding this metal "eye" is the only remaining piece of the structure. I discovered it off the coast of Portsmouth, NH and felt as though I'd just stumbled across buried treasure. It has incredibly rich color variations from green, to deep gold, to red. While there were many other large beams protruding from the water, I was unable to dislodge any of them.
This sculpture was featured on Etsy "storm-is-a-coming" today. Check out the beautiful collection of work it's mixed in with.