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Black Sabbath star Bill Ward to release art collection online

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Jul 23, 2013 | 4:43pm EDT

Former Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has created a new art collection by using drumsticks as paint brushes. His Absence Of Corners creations, which will be released on his BillWardDrumArt.com website on 1 August (13), used a sophisticated formula to create the visuals, combining rhythmic accessories as brush strokes. His drumming patterns have been developed into abstract artwork that showcases a dimension not normally seen by the human eye by boffins at Los Angeles-based SceneFour. Ward explains, "When I'm working on new ideas, musically much of what's played is guided by a visual appearance or shape. Since my early childhood, I've played drums in visuals as well as sound. When I write, there's always an image, sometimes a colour attached to what's being created. "I've never listened to bass notes; I feel them. The keyboard's black notes are dark to me and represent many sad emotions. These examples are simple, natural, childlike applications that have stayed with me. "When SceneFour approached me about doing this project, it sounded like an adventurous progression. I am delighted with the captured expressions from my head and my heart. Their arrival onto canvas is beautiful."

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