She left Romania in 1980. She “chose freedom” or “ran away,” as it was said, although nothing in her daily life until then would have qualified her for such a choice. No one had restricted the niece of the famous Octavian Mosescu, the mayor of the interwar Balchik who brought so much beauty to Romanian painting, access to academic education.
At the age of 18, Oana had decided to take the entrance exam at the Institute of Fine Arts, but the day before she changed her mind and went to study theater criticism at the I.L. Caragiale Institute of Theater and Cinematography, from Bucharest. But probably the reason for leaving must be sought in the youth’s need to exercise their freedom of thought without restriction.