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by on Sep.18, 2013, under Drum Art

Legendary Drummer Bill Ward of Black Sabbath Talks About His ‘Absence of Corners’ Fine Art Release – AND MORE!

Read the interview here.

Indestructible Youth

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Bill Speaks about “Absence of Corners”

by on Aug.14, 2013, under Drum Art

Heavy Metal’s original drummer, Bill Ward talked exclusively to “LA Radio Sessions” about his new art collection “Absence of Corners: A Collection of Rhythm on Canvas”.

In this “special edition” of “LA Radio Sessions”, Ward discusses how the project came about and takes listeners through the creative process that was completed on August 1st with the opening of the collection’s website at

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Just released – Absence of Corners

by on Aug.06, 2013, under Drum Art

Just released, Bill unveils his art debut collection “Absence of Corners” at – An epic art release created from drumming, there are 15 different works, all limited in availability, numbered and signed individually.

See the collection, complete with artist narration, at


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Absence of Corners is released!

by on Aug.01, 2013, under Drum Art

OUT NOW – The fine art debut collection by Bill Ward is unveiled – “Absence of Corners.” See all the work and reserve a part of the collection at

Absence of Corners

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Absence of Corners Interview

by on Jul.31, 2013, under Bill Ward, Drum Art

Today there is a new interview with Bill Ward available online.  It was conducted by Rob Cavuoto of Guitar International and is about the newly unveiled Bill Ward Drum art collection entitled “Absence of Corners”.  Here is a segment from the full interview for you to read:

Robert Cavuoto: Can you tell me how this project of combining rhythm and artwork came up with SceneFour?

Bill Ward: The head of SceneFour contacted a friend I worked with and she told me about the concept and idea. I said that I’d try it and see what happened.

It actually developed into something quite different from what I thought it would be. I originally thought I was going to show up and play drums while they take pictures. It was quite different.

Robert: What is the process for capturing these images?

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by on Jul.24, 2013, under Drum Art

The “Absence of Corners” collection features 15 different works (each numbered and signed).

Learn more at

Absence of Corners Signing

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Absence of Corners Debuts August 1st

by on Jul.16, 2013, under Drum Art

A Collection That Brings Rhythm to Canvas, “Absence of Corners” debuts August 1st


He’s arguably one of the most discussed drummers in rock today.  His presence behind the kit for over 45 years has inspired countless imitators.  And for many, he’s considered the most influential drummer in heavy metal history.  But as summer peaks, Bill Ward will make his first foray into the world of fine art with a debut collection, “Absence of Corners.” Set for release on August 1, 2013 at, all of the pieces in Ward’s collection are created from rhythm and limited in availability.

An extensive process from start to finish, “Absence of Corners” took nearly a year to complete.  Working with Los Angeles art team SceneFour, Ward utilized a sophisticated formula to create the collection’s visuals, using an array of drumsticks and rhythmic accessories that produce light, much like a painter utilizing brushes and oils.  The movements featured within the captured rhythms are then studied and developed into abstract artwork that showcases a dimension not normally seen by the human eye.  Each piece in this limited-edition collection is then numbered.  All are signed by Ward.

Ward on the project:

“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 color 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.” 

To develop the art collection, Ward utilized the expertise of art team SceneFour. Based in Los Angeles, SceneFour specializes in working with music visionaries on the creation of fine artwork.  SceneFour’s previous art collaborations have included releases with Chuck D, Bootsy Collins, Page Hamilton, and The RZA.  Over the last several years, SceneFour’s focus has been on the development and publishing of rhythm on canvas collections, with Ward’s collection being the largest release to date with a total of 18 different pieces featured and ranging in size (30″ x 18″ to the epic 85″ x 30″).

“Absence of Corners” debuts on August 1, 2013 at  Those interested in learning more and seeing the artwork before the release are encouraged to join the interest list at

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New video for “Absence of Corners”

by on Jul.15, 2013, under Drum Art

Just released…NEW video on Bill’s fine art debut collection of rhythm on canvas “Absence of Corners.” Unveiled on 8.1.13, get info and see it early by signing up at

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Bill Ward Drum Art

by on Jul.08, 2013, under Drum Art

It’s coming…The rhythm will be seen.
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