THE BULL

Tomas Vitanovsky's avatar Tomas Vitanovsky

The story of THE BULL. Once upon a time in an old converted garage was born an idea of a unique metal beast who dared to be different from his brothers and sisters... he started out simply as a sketch and then, over a four-month period, thanks to clever use of a dangerous high wattage UGI welding technique The Bull stepped out from the sketch and became part of the real world. The Bull is the most complex of all my creations so far; its 168 unique metal parts have been carefully recycled and brought back to life to serve a new beautiful purpose. The majority of the used parts for the piece originally came from cars and motorbikes that I have gathered gradually over time fixing motors for living. A few main parts are from BMW 323 which are over 30 years old! But there is one very special personal part - a small antique wrench tool placed in the head of The Bull which belonged to my grandfather, it was he who first taught me how to fix cars when I was young. The Bull is also my first sculpture to contain a used watch mechanism - creating a fragile heart for the strong mighty beast.This powerful yet intricate sculpture is strength, courage and gentleness united, a tough metal body containing the heart and passion of my own. The Bull is a symbol of power and love working together as one.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 15 cm
  • Medium: Metal
  • Width: 60 cm
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 30 cm