Her work is like a storyboard for a choose your own adventure comic where the viewer has the autonomy to decipher and narrate the contents. Appel uses scans of physical objects, her own photographs, and found materials as the base upon which she digitally paints and manipulates the image. If aliens stumble across our planet after we are all gone and find an Appel, they will have found a codex of our analog world thickly cloaked in digital imagination- perhaps an accurate rendering of our time?
Appel has described her work as "asemic writing." A quick google search defines that as "having no specific semantic content," a sort of free-form, free-thought language.
You can see more of her work on her website here, and on her blog. Up for auction is Appel's piece Dollhouse (shown below), bid now or be uploaded into Adobe and re-conceived in asemic grayscale!
Psst! You can bid on her work and take it home with you if you come to our auction. Tickets are available here! If you can't make it in person you can still bid on her work here! Yes!We hope you will join us for an enchanting spring evening of music, cocktails, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and a rousing live auction featuring work by acclaimed artists.
-Francesca Austin- Ochoa