The quadruped animal series presents a fictional animal species. By researching how many animals are getting extinct in a few generations I decided to invent a fictional species, a species that once without anybody’s knowledge existed. The experimental series of 6 (three in the photo) aluminium sculptures have been the outcome of experimental material research about metal melting. In 2021 I built my own melting furnace that would work without electricity or gas. I aimed at simplifying the casting process to the most basic and primitive way I could. I built a furnace which gets heated by fuel charcoal made out of wood and a self-made hand-operated fan to blow air in. I also created casting sand on my own that offers the advantage of directly sculpting in the negative shape I want to cast.