Max Adams
Flying Change, Arranged, (2016)
16 HB-7B Graphite Drawings, Digitally Arranged
36 x 48 in.

This work is part of an ongoing study and response to the sequential photography of Eadweard Muybridge.

Muybridge's photography series, The Horse in Motion, was commissioned by Étienne-Jules Marey in the late 19th c. The study's purpose was to resolve the historic myth of the "flying gallop." The common perception had suggested that within a horse's galloping gait all four hooves are at one point simultaneously suspended in the air. His photographs documented that a horse indeed leaves the ground. He revealed, however, that all four hooves are tucked beneath the horse's barrel, as opposed to the common conception depicted throughout most of art history.

Eadweard Muybridge
Animal Locomotion, Plate 626, (1887)
19 x 24 in.


Flying Change, Looped