Canvas work

Karin Ott

“Time heals all wounds”

I spent all day yesterday on a project that has waited a long time – editing all the photos of my canvas work. I needed Lightroom to do that as all the shots needed straightening. The mounted photo canvases are all 60*60 cm with the photos sewn onto the canvas with cross stiches at each corner. There’s no photoshop involved. All elements are cut and glued and all photos are as shot.

Below are the rest of the canvases I just posted on my portfolio, now in a quality I dare put my name to. These plus many more are exhibited at Ishøj Kultur Café, Denmark, until Tuesday.

Karin Ott

“Tug in”

Karin Ott

“Take me for a ride”

Karin Ott

“A rose is a rose is a rose”

Karin Ott

“The veil”

Karin Ott

“Invasion of the body snatchers”

Karin Ott

“What the?!”


Man’s Burden – New work up on my portfolio


Black man’s burden, white man’s burden, any man’s burden…

What do we carry, how do we carry it and how do we carry ourselves?

We all carry something – bags, water bottles, scars, excess weight, tattoos, emotional pain. Some of what we carry is evident as they are physical objects but the rest we can only speculate about.

With this body of work my intention is to focus on what people physically carry but to encourage the viewer to look deeper. I chose to make the images faceless as faces often draw our attention. My aim here is to look beyond facial expression.

We all have preset notions about a person from the way they look but often these notions tell us more about ourselves than about the person we are looking at. By considering what clues to the personality we can glean from just looking at the center of a person, what they carry, and how they carry themselves we might gain an insight into how we view ourselves.