Growing up on the Maine coast, much of my time was spent exploring the wild beauty of the ocean and chasing the ebb and flow of the seasons. Always, my hands were shaping something of wood or metal or fiber - materials garnered on one of my adventures or gathered from the hoards of others. I have a keen interest in the clean, simple and yet arresting pieces which capture the natural grace released from the material at hand. As a designer, wedding sculpture to function and thus producing a well-crafted, elegant and integrated product is my passion. In my final year in the Industrial Design Department at Rhode Island School of Design, I am ready to delve even more deeply into the realm of texture and functionality, focusing on furniture and tools.