The winter chill has descended on much of Oregon, with cold rain, clouds, snow, and wind greeting us most days. Today we are finding some warmth and light in this piece by Anne Ryan. We invite you to take some time to write and reflect on the ways you are nurturing warmth and light in your days, literally and figuratively. Before or after you write, we invite you to learn more about Ryan’s work through the context of PAM’s Clement Greenberg Collection and these exhibitions at MoMA and the Met.
We have two prompts to help you get started. As always, you can choose one, both, or write whatever else comes. Set a timer for 8 mins and just keep your pen moving.
In the morning light… / I feel warmest when…
Writing in community is powerful. We are grateful to our longtime partner Write Around Portland for the writing prompts and inspiration. You can revisit past Sunday posts and look for continuing weekly posts through the fall. Please share your work with us! @writearoundpdx @portlandartmuseum #RespectWritingCommunity #WriteAroundPAM
Anne Ryan, Untitled, 1940, oil and charcoal on canvas mounted on board, The Clement Greenberg Collection; Museum Purchase: Funds provided by Tom and Gretchen Holce, © 1940 Estate of Anne Ryan, 2001.1.134