Vibrant hues, thin outlines, pounding beats and 2D style graphics leave you hypnotized as you watch a clip on Rewina Beshue's Instagram. It's like a trip you've never experienced before. As you click through her Instagram, her short animation clips and digital art feel like you are in an alternate universe where time doesn't exist and the world around you disintegrates like droplets of pixie dust. It's no surprise that Beshue is dubbed as one of the "10 Must-Follow Females" on the app, then.

Born and bred in San Francisco, Beshue is no techie or a hippie. Instead, she is an animator and visual artist. Although we have yet to meet, Beshue and I chat over e-mail to discuss her career, music, and breaking into the art world.

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You currently live in San Francisco, where you are making a living as a visual artist and animator. Although San Francisco is usually known for having more techies than artists (at least right now), how has the city inspired your art?

Being born and raised in San Francisco is a beautiful thing. This city does have its fair share of techies, but the artist community is still alive. Although we have a handful of newcomers in the tech industry moving in, I still see the old San Francisco. There are endless inspirations in this city. The history of each neighborhood, the beauty of its parks, and little hole in the wall stores. I've lived here my whole life and I am still discovering new cool aspects of this city. I've also learned that I can take my artistic inspiration and incorporate it into the tech industries.

As an animator, you have bright colors, outlines and an extremely flat surface. On occasion, you often use motion in your clips - for example, you had water dropping on top of a Nokia-style cell phone. Who/what inspires you to be an animator?

I actually started animating out of boredom and curiosity. I was learning how to use adobe programs and I stumbled on a Stone Age program called "Adobe Flash Animator". I saw this as an opportunity to turn my drawings and illustrations into life. so I slowly taught myself how to use it and then boom! I loved it. Most of my inspiration for animating come from within my mind, like my deep thoughts. I begin to draw according to what I randomly envision (that's why my animations seem very random). I also gain inspirations from songs. Like, I'll listen to a song and envision something and then animate it.

Apart from being an animator, you're also a visual artist. How did you settle into being a visual artist?

I started just by expanding my interest in drawing, painting, and doodling. I began to dabble in computer graphics programs and taught myself to use Adobe. I also remember my teachers in middle and high school referring not to me as a "visual learner", meaning I retain more information by looking at visual examples compared to just standard text book readings or lectures. So visuals play an important role in my everyday life. Visual arts are a great teaching tool as well as a great way for artistic expression.

In an interview with NYLON, you call yourself a "random creative". What defines a "random creative"? Do you think that creativity should be expressed spontaneously?

To me, a random creative is someone who aimlessly pulls ideas, thoughts, and perspectives from within their mind. It is a form of creativity where the artist is trying to make their thoughts physically visible. I'm someone who doesn't always have a meaning behind what is created. Sometimes I just sit in my room with music, etc., and spontaneously begin to draw, animate, illustrate, etc. I don't believe that creativity should only be expressed randomly because time, ideas, and planning are all very important aspects of art. Art can be a powerful tool, with time, brainstorming, and planning, issues can be brought to the front using creativity.

You have starred in a short film, Matador, where you are modeling handmade garments and underwear that says "Feminism". How did you get involved in this film? Was there any motive/symbol behind the clothing you wore?

That was fun project to be a part of for sure! We were asked to be part of a shoot for [clothing label] Me and You. I openly accepted because I respect and love the message that the brand exudes of body positivity, self-love, and gender equality. El Matador (filmed and directed by Olivia Genovese and photos by Monica Moraru) was part of the shoot. Olivia and Monica were so awesome to work with. The project was based off of female collaboration, which is very important because women joining together and combining mediums, collaborating ideas, and celebrating each other is a powerful thing.

In your own artwork, I noticed that there is a concept where one is stuck in her own space, yet she is an alternate universe where it consists of her thoughts. Why are you drawn to this theme? Do you feel that it reflects our desire to relieve ourselves from anxiety?

I'm obsessed with perspective and dimension on all levels (mental, physical, social, artistic, etc.). I tend to draw or create images depicting my own personal dimension, which travels through my thought process. In this particular piece, I'm zoning out in my own dimension, surfing a never-ending wave, the Internet, asking and answering questions that ponder in my mind. But, I love making art like this because each person that looks at it has such a different perspective on it. I love when people create their own view on this piece because that's what it's about - tapping into your own dimension and discovering your perspective. I don't know, I never make sense when I talk about it, but hopefully people will understand what I mean lol.

On top of that, I've noticed that you are influenced by music and you often show off your record collection on Instagram. What does music mean to you?

Music is a vital source of inspiration, for me at least. It can control moods and feelings, which are two emotions that feed into my creative output. Finding new music also sparks my inspiration. I love listening to the Neptunes and N.E.R.D. because the composition and creativity of their music influences my imagination. It like makes me excited to sit down and create, I don't know if that makes sense but the feeling of creating to great music is pretty amazing.

Lately, you've been making waves in the art industry and your artwork has been exhibited in cities such as Los Angeles, Oakland and Chicago. How do you feel about having your work seen outside of Instagram?

It's very amazing. I honestly give thanks to [artist/curator] Grace Miceli for taking an interest in my art and bringing it on tour. I wasn't always the type of person to show my art to others. I was afraid of criticism and confusion from people so I only intended to make art for myself. It's a great feeling when others respond to what you make. It's very exciting!

What challenges have you overcome and what do you hope to improve?

I've learned that there are so many different flavors of art and so many different taste buds. Not everyone is going to vibe with your flavor. It's important to be yourself and continue making art based on who you are and your own interests. I create for myself, it's a bonus when people like it.

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