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

Date
18 January 2013
Reading Time
1 minute read

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: Hey

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Amy Woodside: Hurricane Season

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Amy Woodside: I Am An American

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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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About the Author

James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and came back in summer of 2012 to work online and latterly as Print Editor, before leaving in May 2015.

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