He got the idea for the wooden arch from Japanese Shinto shrines. These rise out of the sea.
Mike felt something might be hung from top of his arch. He made a circle from driftwood.
Old paint stains, shapes and knots in the wood gave Mike the idea of a landscape painting.
The grain in the wood suggested water and its reflection.
Old boat paint (top right hand corner) suggested a cloud.
Once Mike had finished the construction, he realised it looked like a gong!
Materials: found wood from beach