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    Amy Woodside: It’s Not A Cult (detail)

Amy Woodside creates beautiful prints in the tradition of the Pop Art greats

Posted by James Cartwright,

New York dwelling New Zealander Amy Woodside is part visual artist, part romantic wordsmith. Her website is loaded with beautiful silkscreens of abstract letterforms and repeated words that recall the mixed media and pop art canvases of Ed Ruscha and Jasper Johns. Sandwiched between these striking, colourful creations are powerfully nostalgic poems that deal with Amy’s childhood, romances and existence in New York.

We’re not experts in poetry (I’ve unsuccessfully dabbled from time to time but prefer a novel) although we do know good visuals when we see them, and Amy’s prints are seriously good. It’s not simply the aesthetics we’re drawn to either, her understanding of language comes to bear on each of her pieces, either through visual wordplay or the use of letterforms as icons to communicate her message.

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    Amy Woodside: It’s Not A Cult

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    Amy Woodside: Never

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    Amy Woodside: Not

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    Amy Woodside: Vain

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    Amy Woodside: Yikes

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Posted by James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our two editors. He oversees Printed Pages magazine and content wise has a special interest in graphic design and illustration. He also runs our online shop Company of Parrots and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.