From Paleolithic cave paintings to stone sculptures, the horse has occupied a singular place in world mythology. Leonard Da Vinci's drawings emphasize the animal's strong muscles, bone structure, and nobility. The rhythmic movement of the galloping horse was captured in Eadweard J. Muybridge's work.
"Susan Friedman's extraordinary photographs reveal te forse as a magnificent natural form as she focuses on the torso of the horse, creating alive and ever changing canvases." Judy Shintani
"When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it, the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipes of Hermes." William Shakespeare, Henry V