This is the first in a new series of paintings I am calling “Sweet Offerings”. I plan to complete 5 very similar compositions with different types of pie. To me, pie is not just “pie”, it is a euphemism, a stereotype, and a connection. There is both a sense of nostalgia and of curiosity, something beautiful and perhaps subconsciously disturbing. The positioning of the slice of pie is important. While I work on other paintings in this series, I contemplate whether there is another element to this piece that needs to be added.