* 2nd Place 2023: Walter Yip – The Khalkotauroi of Colchis

Artist: Walter Yip
Title: The Khalkotauroi of Colchis
Media: Steel, Vehicle Transmission Gears, Steel Bars.
Grade: 12th
School: Bentley Upper School
Teacher: Aram Muksian

For this project I used found parts from a junk yard. I found bearings and vehicle transmission gears to use. This piece was made using a MIG welder. I was inspired by an Ancient Greek myth. The Khalkotauroi were a pair of metal bulls owned by king Aeetes of Colchis. These bulls were a gift to king Aeetes from Hephaestus the god of blacksmithing. King Aeetes used these bulls to plow his fields and grow skeleton warriors from dragon teeth.