A self-taught artist, Lavina’s art reflects her synchronicity with all the spirits in nature. It speaks to her. Born and raised in India, she has lived in the Middle East and finally came home to Canada in 2006, where the gifts of nature are all around to see, feel and imbibe. As one not inclined towards labels of any kind, Lavina’s art aims to present, not the outward appearance of things, but their inner significance. While the significance of her artwork is personal to her, its meaning is exactly that which speaks to or evokes in you. Her art connects on a gut level, finding a common ground in the types of experiences she’s had, but the reaction to them is personal to each beholder, who gives meaning, not a label, to her work.