Maxwell Brake is a 2011 University of Michigan graduate with a BFA and a minor in History of Art. After graduation Brake spent two and a half years in Vermont working as a stone carver and learning as much as he could about that trade, trying to satiate his curiosity for the masonry architecture that he had been exposed to during college classes. The work that he is most enthusiastic about creating has dealt with the historical idea of harmonic proportion, and how it has influenced architecture. He enjoys seeing how architects have interpreted the idea over the years, and how historians have critiqued their work. He looks forward to creating his own architectural models that deal with this idea and finding a greater understanding of space and form in the process.