Born in Rishon LeZion, Israel in 1928 Yaacov Agam is often referred to as the father of kinetic art. His works; contemplative of space, time and perception invite the viewer to participate through looking, in fact being necessary to complete the work according to the artist. A deeply spiritual person, Agam's works are rooted in ideas based in Hebrew mysticism and he suggests the works be viewed as a kind of visual prayer. Said the artist in 1964 "My intention was to create a work of art which would transcend the visible, which cannot be perceived except in stages, with the understanding that it is a partial revelation and not the perpetuation of the existing. My aim is to show what can be seen within the limits of possibility which exists in the midst of coming into being."