By combining LED lights, cutting edge photography, and powerful drumming, innovative Los Angeles art company SceneFour collaborated with legendary drummer Carmine Appice to create a unique collection of images. Released on June 1, “Purple: The Carmine Appice Art Collection” is the latest in a series featuring other iconic rock drummers such as Chad Smith, Steven Adler, Steve Smith, and Carl Palmer, among others.
Appice commented: “Creating this artwork has been a whole new journey for me. To think my work as a drummer could lead to such beautiful and striking images is not something I ever imagined before. I am grateful to Scene Four for giving me this opportunity to combine my skill as a percussionist with such a striking visual medium”.
SceneFour’s Cory Danziger spoke of the collection: “As with the other drummers we have worked with, Carmine Appice is of a rare talent. he result from his work behind the kit is a series of images that jump to life with a brand new technology that allows normal viewing or 3D imagery when viewed through a special set of glasses that come with the art work”.
Appice still tours with several bands and thinks that “Purple” is a perfect title for his collection “because it is be [sic] basis for the color schemes of the collection which takes on a whole new dimension when viewed with the special optical lenses”. He currently celebrates his 50th anniversary as a recording artist and touring musician. Having played drums as a member of Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Beck, Bogert & Appice, King Cobra, Platinum Rock All Stars and lending his talents to the likes of Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne, and Pink Floyd, Appice is a world famous performer, author, and music educator. An innovative style earned him renown among fans and critics as well as a spot on Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Drummers of All Time list.
A limited number edition of the collection signed by Appice was released at CarmineAppiceDrumArt.com.