The beginning of any particular piece of art is not the moment the artist lifts a brush or focuses a camera. In fact, it’s not even from the moment the artist begins to think about the creation of the work. Art has no beginning and no end; each piece takes form as a result of moments experienced that not only brought the artist into existence but brought the artist to see life as they do, and in turn, to create as they do. Similarly, each piece’s imprint on existence will remain after it is gone. While many will think of this as a butterfly effect, it is not always linear, moving in a certain direction away from the starting point. Instead, this imprint brings us near to the beginning, but from a different, slightly higher plane that creates an altered view. In this show, Avani Rai revisits past works, sometimes alone and other times with fellow artist Diya Mathur, to explore the spiraling transitional state of existence.