About Abby

The explosive energy of each piece calls to life with psychedelic force the different realities Abby treads as she deconstructs the world around her in constant search of balance and truth. Whether reflecting on the natural world or the manmade world, the awakening or deadening of consciousness, cultural controlling dichotomies, the power of the mystic and all that is unknown, the condition of the social, the construction of the economic, or the corruption of the political, Abby's work displays an intense passion for life and her deep desire to engage others in her vision. - Written by Alicia Roldan

Born in Oakland, California, Martin was raised in Pleasanton, where she attended local public schools. She graduated from Amador Valley High School in 2002.[4] After high school, Martin began painting and photography; some of her works were exhibited around California.[1]

She became interested in journalism when her old high school boyfriend enlisted in the military after the September 11 attacks in 2001. "I didn't want him going to war, let alone fighting in one... I began to critically ask 'What is really going on?'"[5] By the time she was a sophomore at San Diego State University, Martin began to look into what she called the "selling" of the Iraq War by the media.[5] She received an undergraduate degree in political science and minored in Spanish.

Martin canvassed for John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign and participated in the Occupy movement, but eventually became disillusioned with the Democratic Party.[6][7] She worked for a San Diego-based online news site until moving back to Northern California.[8][better source needed]. more...