Ham and art / Jamon y arte

La versión en español está después de la versión en inglés.

There’s a temporary outdoor exhibit of Belgian artist Arne Quinze sculptures at the Port of Málaga. The pieces are part of a series called “My Secret Garden.” Cousin Al had nothing to say. I found them — colorful. I like some of Quinze’s works much more than these. I love his wooden sculptures, including one he had at the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert in 2006.

For lunch that day, I had a delicious plate of Iberian ham, acorn-fed, and manchego cheese. Cousin Al tried the ham and we both agreed on that.

It’s warm and humid and still I’m trying to push myself out the door for my 20-minute walk to the gym. The gym isn’t quite cool enough inside for a cool-down.


Hay una exposición temporal al aire libre de esculturas del artista belga Arne Quinze en el Puerto de Málaga. Las piezas son parte de una serie llamada “My Secret Garden”. El primo Al no tenía nada que decir. Los encontré, coloridos. Algunas de las obras de Quinze me gustan mucho más que estas. Me encantan sus esculturas de madera, incluida una que tuvo en el festival Burning Man en el desierto de Nevada en 2006.

Para almorzar ese día, comí un delicioso plato de jamón ibérico de bellota y queso manchego. El primo Al probó el jamón y ambos estuvimos de acuerdo en eso.

Hace calor y humedad y todavía estoy tratando de salir por la puerta para mi caminata de 20 minutos hacia el gimnasio. El gimnasio no es lo suficientemente fresco por dentro para refrescarse.

• Burning Man, 2006.

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28 thoughts on “Ham and art / Jamon y arte”

      1. I love cheese and meat boards. We have a running joke about ham here but it doesn’t translate well to a written explanation.

      2. Sassybear:
        Maybe you’ll have to do a recording of the running ham joke.

  1. To my trained professional eye *cough*, the sculptures look like kindergarten fingerpainting rejects. Too be positive though (ouch) they are colorful and cheery.

  2. Those sculptures are pretty abstract. I do like the Burning Man one, mainly because of its gigantic size. Did they eventually burn it down?

    1. Steve:
      I wondered, too, about the Burning Man sculpture. But they don’t burn everything built and displayed there. Given his fame, that would be an expensive fire. I love his massive wooden sculptures.

    1. Raybeard:
      I don’t know how you can possibly compare the two. The one-leg-shorters are so individual … and fleeting.

  3. I’m with “Anonymous” – I find more beauty in a plate of Jamon Iberico de Bellota than those “screwed-up kindergarten painting-class doodles” any day.

    It’s utterly delicious, too – worth the expense! Jx

    1. Laurent:
      They are interesting to see along the port, but I prefer his large wooden works.

  4. Those sculptures look like crumpled finger-painted artwork of pre-schoolers and the giant matchstick “art” looks like burning bear. What a waste of good lumber!

    The Iberian ham and cheese looks tasty though, LOL!

    1. Tundra Bunny:
      Oh, I love the giant matchstick art. But, yes, the Iberian ham makes up for anything else.

    1. Jim:
      I couldn’t find anything on the burning of the Burning Man woodedn sculpture. I wonder if it was burned. I’d be surprised, but I don’t know how they’d protect it.

    1. Frank:
      I forgot to mention, Chrome used to work for me and that’s how I commented using my laptop. Then that stopped working, too… except for every once in a while. And, yes, the acorn-fed Iberian ham was my favorite that day.

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