We had the good fortune of connecting with Pam Moxley and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Pam, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
I have always found my work life balance to be intuitive. Inevitably, raising four children while trying to create art will teach you to juggle. I developed my process such that I can work in short intervals and can be easily interrupted. Thankfully, the best and most fascinating parts of my work are the imperfections. More importantly, however, when I check in with myself regularly, I seem to know where best to spend my time. My family has always understood that to be complete as a family we must first be complete as individuals.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My artwork is Photography-based Mixed Media. Often in my mixed media works the goal is to emote childhood memories. I start by dreaming up and taking the photograph. I then continue by creating several layers and textures with paints on a wood panel. The next step is an image transfer process that I developed. Through this process I get lift in unpredictable areas so each piece is unique. And finally, I finish each of my works with wax or resin. Mixing the distress of the transfers with the brilliance of the resin creates an incredible mix of nostalgia and high concept polish. I have always thought that viewing art through glass makes it less accessible. I spent years developing my process with the goal of making photography more immediate for the viewer. My works are often large, sometimes as large as 12 ft x 12 ft. I feel like works that size carry an impact that you can not get with smaller works.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If I had a guest visiting we would definitely have to attend an art opening at Mason Fine Art. This is my favorite gallery in Atlanta and yes I do love them the most because they represent me. But honestly, it is an incredible space with exceptional art and wonderful people. We would have to eat at FLIP burger boutique. I love a good burger and these are some of the best. And of course a visit to Piedmont Park and the Atlanta Botanical Gardens would be on the agenda. Some of the exhibits at the gardens in the last few years have been absolutely stunning.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I dedicate this to my family, My four children Jacob, Ali, Lily and Sadie have served as muses, models, and assistants throughout my artistic career. And to my husband John who has affectionately deemed himself the pack mule and supports me in more ways than I can name.
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