This piece is an abstract still life that gives a common object a closer look. A triangular shape dominates the painting, and it appears almost three-dimensional. The object shown in the painting is the abstracted image of a piece of chocolate pie. The triangular slice of pie is a common object, recognizable to many, yet this painting gives it a closer examination. In fact, the pie is celebrated in the painting, set in a background of vibrant, party-like colors
Depicting common objects in an abstract form forces the painting’s viewer to take a closer look at the objects that make up his or her daily world. For these mundane objects do make up the main substance of our lives, and a closer examination of them can lead to a fuller, more completely realized life. Paintings such as this one help bring the viewer into that close examination.
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