This is No. 136 in our Abstract Reality Series, another example of Mother Nature’s talent in composing beach art from flotsam. In the real world, however, it’s a lost bait bag that has washed up on sea weed.
These bags are stuffed with herring (or another bait, such as pogies/menhaden). The filled bags are put into a trap or hung over the side of a boat to attract lobster, crab, or fish. Their bright colors make them easier to see. (Brooklin, Maine)