Kara Beckner is a BFA student in the Craft and Material Studies Program, focusing primarily in fiber.

Expansion and growth patterns can be observed throughout our surrounding environments. Cycles and various repetitions found around us can further connect us to the rest of the world. Growth processes of cells and cyclical changes in climate, give insight to our own survival functions. The processes of weaving and embroidery have a constant repetition that results in forming a whole object. The continuous build up of a chain-stich along with the back and forth motions of weaving relate to the act of expansion. Much of the linear patterns I create in my work are based on instinct and possess a particular rhythm. Understanding conscious thought reveals how we function in life.