Woodism reminds us to celebrate everyday little moments of joy

The Woodism prints shine a light on the unique beauty of neurodiverse thinking, demonstrating the power of difference and the importance of focusing on small moments of love in amongst life’s challenges.

Izzy Ashton

Assistant Editor, BITE

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It is difficult at the moment to protect your own happiness effectively; to retain those small moments of joy in the everyday when the news cycle is relentlessly unnerving and supermarket shelves are emptying faster than their staff can restock them.

But protect that joy you must; and there is joy and love in abundance in a new creative project which aims to document the outpourings of love from a little boy to his family. Woodism is a collaboration between Sonny Adorjan, Art Director at ENGINE, and his high functioning autistic son, Woody to create a series of prints.

The project turns Woody’s quotes in lino cuts in a series of typographical prints that capture all the charm and charisma of this hugely creative six-year-old boy. Phrases such as “I will never run out of hugs for you” and “I love you more than any body ever built” are printed in block lettering on top of coloured backgrounds, heroing the words themselves.

Woodism posters and cards are currently being exhibited and sold at Theymadethis galleries in Covent Garden and Brighton as well as online to raise money for Ambitious for Autism, a charity that helps young autistic people reach their full potential. Other artists shown include Camille Wallalla, Anthony Burrell and Crispin Finn, making Woody the youngest artist on display in the gallery.

The prints shine a light on the unique beauty of neurodiverse thinking, demonstrating the power of difference and the importance of focusing on small moments of love in amongst life’s challenges. While many offices close and people begin to navigate through a world that looks increasingly different every day, random acts of kindness matter. Why not write someone a little note. Remind them you’re there and that, even if the best form of protection is ‘social distancing’ we can still connect with one another, both on and offline. With Mother’s Day fast approaching it’s the perfect time to buy your loved ones, or yourself a little slice of love.

Visit www.woodism.co.uk to view and buy the prints and cards.

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