“Sea Sea,” 1974, lenticular screenprint on paper and cast acrylic, Yaacov Agam (Israeli, 1928 – present), gift of Manfred Steinfeld, 1976.10.2.
“We are different from what we were three moments ago, and in three minutes more, we will again be different…” Yaacov Agam
“Sea Sea” perhaps does not present itself best in a digital image. The work is a kinetic piece that is meant to slightly shift both form and color depending on the angle which it is viewed. Agam’s unique moving prints like these are created in a printing technique of the artist’s own creation aptly called the “Agamograph.” The dynamic aspects of Agam’s works are linked to his idea of time. The artist wishes that his works never be stationary and that they shift and take knew forms similar to the people viewing them.