And the L‑rd said to Abram, “Go forth from your land and from your birthplace and from your father’s house, to the land that I will show you. I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you, and I will aggrandize your name, and [you shall] be a blessing. And I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse, and all the families of the earth shall be blessed in you.” (Genesis 12:1–3)

And G‑d took him outside, and said, “Please look heavenward and count the stars, if you are able to count them.” And He said to him, “So will be your offspring.” And he believed in the L‑rd, and He accounted it to him as righteousness. (Gensis 15:5–6)

This painting comprises two separate canvases. On the smaller one, the large luminous figure of Abraham is observing the starry sky dotted with golden sparks of light. This panel conveys Abraham walking, set apart before G‑d, breaking free from constraints to become a source of blessing.

This is affixed onto a larger canvas showing Abraham looking at the bigger picture—of mountains, the suggested curve of the earth, and the constellations—portraying how Abraham was raised higher than the stars, gazing at them from above. This reflects the midrashic interpretation of G‑d taking Abraham out of the earthly realm and the constellations, elevating him (and us, his offspring) with blessings beyond the laws of nature.