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.