Kalee Appleton is a photography-based artist, originally from Hobbs, New Mexico and currently living in Dallas, Texas. She received a BFA in Photography from Texas Tech University in 2005 and worked as a commercial corporate and aviation photographer before attending Texas Woman’s University, where she will receive an MFA in Photography in 2014. Kalee’s work deals with digital processes that explore the interconnectedness of life and the relationships that lie between the past and present.
Working with a digital process often referred to as “data bending” a technique of synthetically corrupting a digital file, I create segmented and abstracted pieces consisting of representational, photographic imagery. This technique speaks to the current digital age and the intangible world that exists in the form of bits and circuitry that is invisible, yet a constant force in everyday life. A consistent theme throughout my work is the idea of time and the way in which past moments exists in an intangible form within the mind of every individual. This invisible constant, similar to the digital technology in all of our lives, plays a role in inspiring my work.