The Stretch

Wall Sculpture in Burl-Wood and Gold Frame

Merging Art and Science: A sculpted animation of a Racehorse and Jockey

Titled:  The Stretch:  Wall Sculpture in Burl-Wood and Gold Frame

Medium:  Cast-Resin, Bronze Powder, Hand-Painted in Oils and Acrylics

Framed Size:  58” x 17.5” x 4.25” deep  

Weight: 25 lbs

Limited Edition Size: 195

Artist Proofs Size: 20

“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.

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