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    Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:13:11

    Def Leppard Drummer Rick Allen Talks Art Career - He has other passions

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    Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen, who lost an arm in an accident, has another passion besides music.

    "Music and photography have been passions of mine since I was a boy and now I am bringing these artistic expressions to life with paint, light and canvas," he said about his art career, which has found him showing pieces and interests. "My life has been a journey of transformation and my art is a reflection of the many facets of dreams and perceptions that have shaped me to be the person I am today. Each piece has a story and a connection to my life from my roots in England, my life changing car accident, journey to America, travels around the globe and to my deep connection to Wounded Warriors and their struggle to heal."

    He said, "The collection of Union Jacks, Angels, Hearts and Flags express messages of hope, transcendence and the human condition. The colorful pop art renditions of Victorian Phone Booths in London are created as metaphors of human communication and our need for soulful connection."

    Watch this video of Allen discussing art.



    Will you check out Rick Allen's pieces?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    11.20.14



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