This sculpture was a special one Wayne worked on in 2017. He was chosen to be part of a project between 7 indigenous businesses to represent through the visual arts the strong relationship between France and Australia and their commitment to building and designing 12 submarines for the Royal Australian Navy
Wayne’s sculpture was one of the pieces chosen to be created, and now resides in the DCNS (the company that is building the new submarines) head office in Adelaide.
Created in Australian Stainless Steel, the sculpture stands at two metres high and embeds two large barracudas and two water lines crossing over representing the relationship between DCNS and the Department of Defence.
The twelve smaller barracudas showcase and represent how the French Navy's Barracuda class submarines will serve as the reference point for the design of Australia's Future Submarines.
The battery of barracuda are travelling in formation reflecting the Australian Defence Force.
The marine life and coral at the bottom embodies our home - Australia - the country our Defence force strive to protect.