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for Adelaide Thailand, Her work always starts with a color palette. The color helps her reach the root of her emotions. When she pours paint, she runs around a canvas full of what it’s currently releasing, so she doesn’t know where it’s going. After it settles, she covers the surface with metal pigments and enamel.
“I feel like art is running for me,” says Tai. “It connects me to my higher self. It feels natural and free, but it’s very personal.”
Growing up in Lawrenceville and later in Cumming, she was originally thinking that law was her way and even a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from the University of Georgia. However, the law school was not included in the card. During college, she studied abroad in Oxford and Verona, worked in museums, and began to think about her art career.
She made and sold jewelery while she was in school, but Thailand never thought of pursuing art full-time. However, after returning to the United States, she realized she was attracted to the Atlanta art scene.
She tried watercolors until multimedia artist Jeremy Brown taught her how to use resin. Thailand made its first show in 2015 at the old Cafe 640 on North Highland Avenue, earning $ 1,000 overnight. She saw it as a sign from space and was working on something.
Currently, Thailand says it is obsessed with lilac. It may also be reflected in the hair and nails. It’s also subtly featured in her latest collection, Future Medicine. Free Market Gallery Westside Provisions. She plans to release a new collection called Opulent Earth.
Thai large and abstract paintings have a fascinating quality similar to sea waves and mountains. The title of each work is a prescription for a free life, referring to Latin such as RX: Otium (leisure) and RX: Effundam (pouring).
“I create a reality where I can be where I want to be, the reality of freedom and beauty,” says Thailand. “I think my job on this planet is to find beauty in myself and in the world, create from those places, and share what I find with others.”
This article appeared in the Fall 2021 issue. Atlanta Magazine Home