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Write Around PAM: Gonzalo Fonseca

This Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020, is U.S. Election Day. We Oregonians fill out our ballots at home, return them by mail or by drop box, and then we wait. The results—the decisions we will have made collectively as communities and as a country—will likely have reverberations here at home, at our very own kitchen tables. With Gonzalo Fonseca’s piece as inspiration, we invite you to reflect on the place you call home. Is home where you gather with family and loved ones? Is it the table at which you break bread? Is it a house, a city, a country? What is home to you and what do you cherish about it?

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 10 mins and just keep your pen moving. Before or after you write, we invite you to learn more about Fonseca’s life and work.

This is the place where… / When I get home…

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 

Gonzalo Fonseca, Two Figures with Still Life, 1961, oil on burlap, Museum Purchase: Funds provided by The J.M. Kaplan Foundation, © artist or other rights holder, 63.1