Sally Wright (AKA DDH) recovered from cancer in March last year. In the aftermath, there became a need for an alter ego, one with the confidence Sally had lost through treatment, and who could report from the outer edges of her psyche, a grim and unfriendly place. DoubleDiamond Hard was born.
The resulting works are DoubleDiamond gazing long and hard into the black mirror. Acid and laser breathing creatures and fetish objects, future weapons and talismen emerge from a deep seaspace horror world where the macabre is king.The act of reportage, of living in this world of nasties and dark events has merged the two egos and helped Sally Wright come back.
Sally has shown her work under this pseudonym at The Other Art Fair in London, and as Sally Wright in a number of exhibitions for her MA at the University of Goldsmiths.
She is, at present, unrepresented.
Sally trained as an illustrator at the Manchester Metropolitan University. She studied and responded to the work of the Abstract Expressionists, making work in ink, oil bar and acrylic.
While at Manchester, Sally also studied book-binding and book art.
Sally went on to make books for private clients before training as an Art Teacher at the University of Greenwich. She then moved to Hokkaido in Japan to be an Assistant English Teacher with the JET programme.
On her return to England, Sally took a job as an Art Teacher at a large comprehensive secondary school in Kent. During this time she embarked on the Artist Teachers and Contemporary Practices MA at the University of Goldsmiths, where she was able to make valuable connections between her art and her teaching practice. Things came to an abrupt halt in September 2011 when she was forced to abandon both her MA and her job in order to recover from cancer.
Sally now resides in sunny Devon, teaching again, fully functioning and content with juggling her two aliases, Miss Wright and DoubleDiamond Hard.
DoubleDiamond Hard introduces a fresh set of work for December on the iPad which has a strong gothic Lolita/metal influence. Inspiration for the latest collection also includes Antoni Tapies, Cy Twombly, Lamborghini Countachs and the metal band Deftones.
- Name: DoubleDiamond Hard
- Country: GB
- Website: http://www.doublediamondhard.tumblr.com
- Discipline: FINE_ARTIST