Found Art

This object in the Panama Canal Museum Collection was created  “from materials found on Amador beach in the PCZ” (21.5″x6″) by artist John R. Gough. 2012_107_001

What does this art piece look like to you?  Can you identify any of the materials or pieces used to make it?  Please share your knowledge of this artwork or its artist, John R. Gough, in the comments section.