Artist and political activist Rabyn Blake in her studio



Artist and political activist Rabyn Blake in her studio


Artist and political activist Rabyn Blake makes ceramic sculptures in her studio. She lived with her husband Eli Sercarz on a Topanga Creek property. She was Chairperson of the Topanga Canyon Creekside Homeowners Association and helped defeat the LA County's Floodway Plan, which would have regulated building along Topanga Creek. Blake’s seminal art film, “Mudpool,” came out of many artistic and environmental concerns. With the help of her artistic assistant David Allen, she dug a hole in the ground at her Topanga home and invited artists, family and friends to experience the sensual heated churn and perform for the camera or witness the moving sculptures people became in the mud.




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