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Leana Moran/ 'Circle'

Leanna Moran was born in London. Her process explores childhood fears and anxieties, primarily focusing on themes of abandonment and the fragility of underlying human conditions.

When in high anxiety situations the neurological gesture of circle drawing was originally adopted as a coping mechanism which progressed to a cognitive painting ritual. The meditative act of creating repeated motifs throughout Moran’s artwork has become obsessively therapeutic, enabling a sense of control in an overwhelmingly chaotic world. When remembering an oppressive and restrictive household it provides explanation when observing Moran’s need for a sense of control. When she creates the work there is a sense of contentment, reason and purpose thus becoming a powerfully introspective process.

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