Artist and political activist Rabyn Blake in her studio

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Title

Artist and political activist Rabyn Blake in her studio

Description

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.

Date

2000s-2010s

Source

PF 18

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Publisher

Messenger

Citation

“Artist and political activist Rabyn Blake in her studio,” Topanga Historical Society Digital Archive, accessed January 19, 2022, https://www.topangahistoricalsociety.org/archive/document/1047.