Details: Contemporary abstract original acrylic on canvas titled "The Star Thrower" by artist, Josh Goldberg. The name of this piece came to the artist after the painting was completed. He recalls that he was sitting in front of the painting - as he often does, when completing a work - to see what percolated in his mind, either about its "meaning" or what he should title it. He then, spied Loren Eiseley's wonderful book "The Star Thrower" (1979) on his bookshelf and opened the book to a particular essay that he had read long ago. Towards the end of the essay, Eiseley writes about seeing a man on a deserted beach after a storm, picking up starfish and tossing them back into the sea. "What an image!", the artist thought. The painting in its abstract, humble, way conjured up that scene for him. Hence the title.
Note: Literature, especially poetry (The artist has written three books, available on Amazon, which provide insight into his approach to creativity), usually finds its way into the titles of Josh Goldberg's paintings, and perhaps even subconsciously into the content. The artist sees little difference between painting and poetry and his methods are almost the same.
Dimensions: 60"w x 1.5"d x 60"h
Condition: In perfect condition.