The Spanish ham is a form I have been fascinated with since I visited Spain and learned of the history of offering ham to strangers; begun during the inquisition as a test to determine if they were secretly Muslim or Jewish. This sort of subterfuge embedded within cultures fascinates me. The title of this piece is taken from the neighborhood in Madrid popular among gays and lesbians, who frequent the local bars and cafes. The prints are part of a drawing project I have been working on for several years. They represent a selection of images culled from a thirty year long daily drawing practice. One thousand of them were made into silkscreen prints. I have been using these them to paper over scultpures and collages that I am making in the studio. It is a nod to the ways that images and objects have meaning imposed upon them.