Kara Thorndike is interested in how we choose to be and why. She seeks wisdom in
understanding the context of experiences that shape how we are. Her experiences working in education, social service, social science, design, and art have been a journey to piece together fragments of living in the cracks. In studying social systems, private/public, and inclusion/exclusion via a MA in Sociology and a practice-centered MFA in Art and Humanities, she rejects that life, work, family, and environment are separate and/or static. Kara's work intentionally reveals overlooked experiences of being, realized and otherwise, and multiple potentialities.