With me in love with animals, I would do research and find out about all the endangered species. I loved the sense of that they might not be around forever and they could be extinct at any time, but it is a really sad topic for me, espcially with global warming having a hand in some extinctions. I would look up animals and things that would melt, stuff like chocolate or candles. After doing more research, I found an artist by the name of Takeshi Kawano. He also did animals that would melt. Although we had similar ideas, I felt like I could create something different. When I get all of my images of the animals I want to make, I use them to create a sculpture.