Illustration: Denise Linet. Random Ascent, 2009.
The work of textile artist Denise Linet resembles that of a complex assemblage of different mediums, experiences, and observations. Linet's work incorporates a whole host of printing processes from straightforward dying and painting to the much more complex and accomplished process of the transference of photographic imagery. These processes give the artist a wide range of surface textures and mark making capabilities in which to build up her compositions.
Illustration: Denise Linet. Pond's Edge, 2009.
It is the very nature of the relationship between the layers and processes, which are such an integral part of her work that seem to so intrigue Linet. These are not random juxtapositions, but are that of a complex visualization of a particular point in space. The artist has taken a moment in time, sometimes at a particular setting or personal experience, which is then interpreted in a number of textile mediums. These separate and often partial experiences and interpretations are then built up to create a complex assemblage, to recreate the overall sensory and emotional experience of that particular point for the artist.
Illustration: Denise Linet. Meadow with Flowers, 2009.
This is an intriguing concept and interpretation of the human idea of seeing and experiencing. None of us can truly visualize or experience completely and wholly at one viewing. We view a point in space and then unconsciously interpret that point using a number of different values and emotions, which are then pieced together in order for us to appreciate what we think we experience as a whole. Linet has reproduced that process of our inbuilt evaluation of time and place in her complex and multi faceted compositions. This is how we truly see the world, as a deeply rich and complex series of visual and sensory perceptions that build up through layers, juxtapositions, and relationships, in order to produce the final imagery that is our memory.
Illustration: Denise Linet. Fantasy Garden, 2009.
She intrinsically seems to understand the complex multi-faceted visual and emotional parameters of our experiences with the landscape, each other and of ourselves. Through her work, Linet is able to give us an inkling of our own complexity and for that, we must be truly grateful.
Illustration: Denise Linet. Squam Lake - Early Autumn, 2008.
Denise Linet has exhibited her work extensively across the US since the mid-1990s. She has her own website, with more of her work on show, which can be found below.
All images are shown with the kind permission of the artist.