So I frequent this (the ultimate art site) along with the usual boring ones and a few special ones tucked away on the internets... and occasionally see someone refer to a drawing/painting (or a digital copy of one) as a "piece".
Where does this originate? From the phrase 'a "piece" of art'?
The easy (dumb) pun would be to say a piece of s***, but that's not what I'm saying.
A piece is part of a larger whole. So, if we gather up all the pieces, we should have a whole--something.
I guess the word "piece" just tricks me out... and it always seems weird when someone refers to some drawing or painting as a "piece".
Just a dumb musing, maybe.