Kara Torres is a Burlington, Vermont-based artist who specializes in minutely-detailed ink drawings, as well as clothing and accessories made from scavenged materials. Kara grew up in the woods, and spent her childhood climbing white pines and beech trees. She deeply admires the ghost pipe plant, which parasitically extracts its nutrition from the roots of other plants. Her art seeks to highlight the oneness of all things through amalgamations that draw the viewer from their everyday life. Kara maintains her commitment to making jewelry from up cycled materials in order to reduce consumption and lessen the environmental impact of manufacturing.