Spirits, by Inuit sculptor Silas Aittauq, carries an energy that seems fitting for this season of Halloween, of harvest, of Dia de Muertos, and of remembering those who have passed. We invite you to take some time today to reflect on, and then write about, your own spirit in this moment. What parts of your spirit are you showing to others? What are you keeping hidden inside? What have you forgotten about in the day-to-day? What are you embodying instead?
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 11 minutes and just keep your pen or pencil moving.
You can’t tell by looking… / This moment…
Experience this sculpture in person alongside works by other Inuit artists on the second floor of the Museum’s Native American art galleries.
Silas Aittauq (Canadian, Inuit, and Baker Lake), Spirits, 1986, serpentine, Gift of Meredith and Robert Amon, © unknown, research required, 2012.127.35
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