It may look like an ordinary still life, but for me this painting is a metaphor of a moral choice, a choice between love and hatred.
The bread symbolises love, because it can be shared. Love makes people become one, so I've decided to paint the bread in one piece with a bright interior shining out.
Stones are often connected with violence and hatred. It's the oldest weapon in history, (too many times used by people against each other). In contrast to the bread I have painted several stones, which show that people blinded by hatred are always divided.
Hatred means chaos, while love means peace, harmony and prosperity.
Still Life with Bread and Stones, 20x35cm, oil on canvas