New Zealand-born visual artist Amy Woodside has a way with typography. When you experience her bold prints for the first time, you are presented with a new way of looking at the wonderful world of words and cannot help but want to explore it further.
The words in which we use are sometimes seen as “just words”, mere statements that have no meaning and are just present to communicate with other people. But others see them as a way to tell a story, examine the world we live in. Amy Woodside performs the latter as well as creating acrylic artworks that catch your eye and never let go.
Words are Woodside’s tools and with them she creates stunning works that blend together traditional pop art and a series of abstract elements, becoming short poems that let her explain the world around her on her terms. When most don’t take care with words, Amy Woodside makes it her duty to use them to create works of art that stand for something more.
Words / Lauren Payne