I first met Rebekah Sechrist at Synergy, which is a conglomerate celebration of art that is held at The Airliner in Los Angeles. The club night showcases the live talent of bands, deejays, emcees, and the artwork of painters, drawers, and sketchers as well. Rebekah, also known as REBDUCE, was showing a collection of hers called “Vibrate”, and I immediately fell in love with the soft curves, and vaguely musical flow of the images. I purchased three of her post cards (pictured below), got her business card, and went on about my drunken business, indulging in art for the rest of the night.
Rebduce and I found each other on the internet, and I asked if she’d be interested in doing an interview for sondriawrites.com. Lately I’ve been running into all kinds of creative women: mothers, singers, artists, writers, models, photographers, designers–and there’s a bubbling, inspired impulse to document these brushes with divinity. We agreed to meet at Maximillano on York St. in Los Angeles, Rebekah’s favorite location for brunch.
I had a few interesting (but somewhat industrial) questions set up to ask when we met, but this interview felt different. First off, I invited someone else to join us, Andi DeFaye, a multi-talented, intelligent, good-vibe-riding human. And secondly, the interview started with a smoke sesh. Rebduce’s open friendliness and captivating storytelling was a brilliant reminder why artist interviews are so appealing, how multi-faceted artists are, they aren’t just the things they’re trying to create and sell. They’re unpackaged, complex concoctions of everything that’s ever happened, to any of us.
I’m looking forward to getting to know more about this artist and her creative methods…more about what interests her and what impact she intends to have on the world. YOU CAN CATCH REBDUCE AT SYNERGY! (Info below)
Love & Water,