Sometimes the simplest things are compelling. The water is nearly black. The wood is textured and the metal bolts are corroded and fade into the color and grain of the wood. The inserted piece in the lower center is balanced by the notch in the upper left. I think there are nails or thin rods along the bottom edge, but I’m not sure what they are for. I’m also looking much more carefully than I did when I took the photo — another reason I do this!