A short video clip of DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen talking about his art piece entitled "Shape Shifter", from his Electric Hand: Rhythm + Change collection, can be seen below.
"Shape Shifter" is an original work from Allen created entirely from rhythm. The performance documented in this work is the result of an extensive process that involved photography and graphic design. At completion, a limited number of "Shape Shifters" are available for purchase. Each of the available pieces is numbered and signed by Allen with all pieces in the series shipping worldwide.
* Measures 60" x 33"
* Giclee on canvas
* All numbered and signed by Rick Allen
* Ships worldwide
* Authenticity Certificate is included
There are a total of 15 different visual pieces within "Electric Hand: Rhythm + Change", all on canvas, and each large in size.
Allen is translating rhythm into a visual art medium through an extensive process involving drumbeat, light, photography, and graphic design. The result is a collection of abstract imagery built directly from Allen's rhythmic prowess. And as one of the pioneers in this new medium, Allen is holding true to a lifetime of breaking barriers and new ground.
Rick Allen is one of the most acclaimed drummers in the history of rhythm. His powerful and unique rhythmic voice has profoundly influenced the signature sound of DEF LEPPARD in their rise to become one of the greatest rock bands in history selling more than 100 million albums worldwide. With "Electric Hand: Rhythm + Change", music and art lovers are witnessing Allen's rhythm translated into the medium of visual art.
Allen's legacy is rich, one of perseverance both professionally and personally. Following the loss of his left arm in 1984, Allen and DEF LEPPARD forged on together, developing some of their finest material and certainly their most commercially successful releases. Allen, who was already an idol to the music community, also became a leader in the philanthropic world with wife and musician Lauren Monroe. Together, the duo has founded the Raven Drum Foundation with a mission to serve, educate and empower veterans and people in crisis. With a rich legacy of music and humanitarian work, Allen is gearing up for another chapter in his story with his fine art debut, "Electric Hand: Rhythm + Change".