Nicholas Bivins is an artist that I was unaware of until recently when a class mate suggested checking out his work. I am very inspired not only by his art works, but also by how he lives his life. I am a hockey coach and player, Bivins' is a fellow artist/athlete. He rowed in college and now after completing graduate school among other things, continues his athletic endeavors by coaching rowing. His forms and vessels are self proclaimed utilitarian objects, I am currently working towards the idea of utilitarianism, I consider these things the most functional. Simply beautiful functional forms are what Id like to produce.