Zoe Antona Art Blog
Recently I had the privilege to be able to write about the parallels and difficulties of being both an athlete and a Fine Art major in the DAAP program.
Beyond the stick and the goggles I use on the field, off the field I am a Fine Arts major in the DAAP program here at UC. So to say I wear many hats would be an understatement. However, being a UC athlete and an artist are by far the most important. I don't create two-dimensional art which is very similar to my outlook on life. I am neither just an athlete nor an artist, I am both. Though the world of sports and art have absolutely no connection to one another they are both vital to what makes me who I am.
Growing up I always wanted to do everything; I rode equestrian, played soccer, softball, basketball and of course lacrosse all the way up to high school when I decided to focus just on lacrosse. If you're not familiar with the sports dynamic down south, let me tell you, lacrosse was not popular when I first started playing. For girls, you either played soccer or basketball if cheerleading wasn't your thing. So being me I wanted to try a sport that no one really knew anything about (at the time) and I fell in love with the game. I loved the game so much that at the age of 13 I knew I wanted to play in college. So I started searching for a school that would allow me to merge my arts life along with my athletics. Thank God for UC.
Off the field, growing up my love for art started developing more. As a kid I always wanted to create art entering into the school art shows, taking part in the talented and gifted program, taking as many arts classes as possible, even becoming a yearbook Editor-in-chief (in the 8th grade lol). That developed into take AP art classes in high school which in turn led me to apply for the DAAP program here at UC. It still to this day was the best decision I have made....