Scarlet Thorns series
Porcupine quills, bark, Cochineal, on wood
These paintings are three of a larger series of paintings that were created through a collaboration between Fabiola and Mi'kmaq artist Tara Francis. The series is an interpretation of transformation and spirituality.
Fabiola Martinez was born in Mexico. She earned a degree in architecture from the Instituto Tecnológico de Querétaro. Several years ago she moved to Canada and now considers both Mexico and Canada her home. Fabiola is working as a professional artist, combining her architectural background with the use of natural materials in her artwork as a means of preserving ancestral techniques. Her work is distinguished by the use of Cochineal, a natural dye derived from "carmine", a pigment produced by a beetle (Dactylopius coccus) that is found on cacti in South America.
Fabiola lives in Quispamsis with her husband Jake and their two young sons.