Iberico Lamp by Alberto Gorgojo

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Alberto Gorgojo’s “Ibèrico Lamp” draws inspiration from an unlikely place—behind the deli counter—in paying homage to traditional Spanish life. Thin goatskin and thick cowhide offer varying levels of “glow” (hence the “light bulb” effect) and the marine rope that suspends the “leg” lends some functional accuracy. (Local butchers use the rope to hang the edible type of deli meat). For those who can stomach the lamp’s violent realism, the piece will recall everyday grit of life in a meat-eater’s Spain.

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Janet is a senior at Kenyon College studying English with a Creative Writing emphasis. She has a particular affinity for American literature, and enjoys discovering the narrative(s) behind a piece of art. GBlog is her blogging debut, and she is grateful for newfound exposure to objects such as the “Bug Light.” (She favors the stately praying mantis.)

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