“The Stretch” at first glance appears to be an exciting horse race, but as you examine the work closer, you will discover that it is much more. This is a combination of both Art and Science. The Stretch is actually the observation of animation of one horse running.
The piece came to be by Kamish experimenting on how to make a motionless, 3-D sculpture come to life! Kamish studied the work of Edward James Muggeridge; 9 April 1830 – 8 May 1904, the English photographer known for his pioneering work in photographic studies of motion and early work in motion-picture projection.
Galloping Horse: The Horse in Motion by Eadweard Muybridge. “Sallie Gardner,” owned by Leland Stanford; running at a 1:40 gait over the Palo Alto track, 19th June 1878. Frames 1-11 used for animation, frame 12 was not used.
Kamish used a similar film of a horse running and found that he could combine the 12 repeating frames of a horse gallop into 6 unique sculptures. This resulted in a perfect gallop of a horse running. Taking this science, he then merged it into a fascinating and beautiful work of art.