Write Around PAM: Anne Truitt

Image description: Anne Pruitt. Bonne. Acrylic on wood. 81 1/4 x 18 x 18 inches. A vertical sculpture consisting of a tall, rectangular column on top of a slightly smaller, square base. The top eighth of the sculpture is bright, winter white. The middle section, about five eighths of the work, is a deep, navy blue. The lower section is medium blue. The colors are cleanly differentiated, creating distinct segments. About one foot above the ground, midway through the medium blue section, a thin lip distinguishes the base. The paint has been applied evenly and smoothly.
Anne Truitt (American, 1921-2004), Bonne, 1963, acrylic on wood, 81 1/4 in x 18 in x 18 in, The Clement Greenberg Collection; Museum Purchase: Funds provided by Tom and Gretchen Holce. Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, 2001.1.148

As we officially welcome winter with the solstice this week, we invite you to spend some time with Bonne by Anne Truitt. This sculpture carries the energy and colors of this season—the smooth blue of an ice-covered pond, the deep blues of a winter storm, the white blanket of freshly fallen snow. We encourage you to devote some time today to writing about welcoming wintertime, and all the gifts and challenges the season affords.

We have two prompts to help you get started.  Choose one, both, or write whatever else comes. Set a timer for 10 minutes and just keep your pen or pencil moving.

The sound of rain… / After the storm…

Anne Truitt (American, 1921–2004), Bonne, 1963, acrylic on wood, The Clement Greenberg Collection; Museum Purchase: Funds provided by Tom and Gretchen Holce, © 1963 Anne Truitt/Courtesy of Danese, New York, NY, 2001.1.148

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 year. Please share your work with us!  @writearoundpdx @portlandartmuseum #RespectWritingCommunity #WriteAroundPAM

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