Professional Mission


Moran works in collaboration with city/state/federal/private agencies to develop and facilitate initiative based projects (using repurposed and reclaimed materials whenever possible), while training artists and organizers to sustain programs within communities they serve. She seeks to expand upon the process and production of public art and innovate platforms for art as a vehicle for social change and education that are adaptable to a variety of environments.

The formats of CUBES and Lamppost Banner Exhibitions were developed to address particular needs and challenges (environmental, logistical and financial) for community projects in Chicago and New Haven respectively. The public art forms and process have been implemented in many cities to meet a variety of community goals; environmental education, place-making, community development, social awareness campaigns.

To know what is effective and more importantly what is NOT came out of years of testing and problem solving. I have gained considerable experience in how to inspire and engage people to address varied social and environmental issues. I have a proven track record of decoding the creative process, and synthesizing information and multiple objectives into duplicable, adaptable and engaging processes/programs that result in inventive, functional public art.

I await and welcome the next challenge!, the next invention!

“ART for and By the People”

We are all part of a interconnected ecosystem. It is imperative that people, in what ever capacity, make choices and create habits to reduce our negative impact on society and the environment. Artists, musicians and others whose work inspires public audiences, either by intent or circumstance, have a chance and responsibility to use their stage and audience to shepherd positive change.

I create works increasingly characterized by the use of reclaimed materials and collective participation. Continually investigating and experimenting, I seek to use materials and processes that are environmentally safe, sustainable and reduce landfill waste. Temporary works that incorporate reusable parts, large-scale city art projects that model Reduce, Reuse Recycle

I believe physical and emotional connection gained through hands-on experiences profoundly impacts the viewer, making the deeper meaning, motivation and value of the artwork more naturally and immediately synthesized. To maintain quality art, I have developed strategies and processes to inspire a deeper participant experience that will enhance rather than compromise the resulting artworks.

Landscapes 88
Wildlife 93
Business 98
Lifestyle 84
“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
“There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.”
“Black and white are the colors of photography. They symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is subjected.”