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Write Around PAM: Larry Poons

Color can evoke such strong feelings and memories, and allow us to engage with our senses in new ways. This painting by Larry Poons calls to mind summer delights: cotton candy, rose petals, sorbets, sunsets, warm sand, early mornings, and more. As we get our first dose of fall rain and cooler temperatures this weekend, we invite you to hold onto summer a little longer by sitting with this piece—virtually or in person at the Museum. Notice what comes to mind for you and write it down.

We have two prompts to help you get started. As always, you can use one, both, or write whatever else comes. Just set a timer for 13 minutes and keep your pen or pencil moving.

Pink tastes like… / As the sun rose…

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

Larry Poons, Open Country, 1968, acrylic on canvas, Gift of the Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, © artist or other rights holder, 2011.98.3