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Meet Artletics artist/athlete Erika Moen’13

March 12, 2013
By Meet Artletics artist/athlete Erika Moen’13

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Name: Erika Moen’13

Hometown/residence: Janesville, Wis.

Major: Studio art major; museum studies and art history minor.

Sport/positions: Track and field; thrower.

How would you describe your art, and what are you showing in the upcoming Artletics show? It’s in-between illustrative and realistic. I’m showing some paintings and a photograph or two.

What are a few of your favorite things? Throwing, eating, and painting/drawing in the studio.

What three items go in your desert island backpack? My giraffe pillow pet, a sketchpad, and fruit roll-ups.

What’s on your desert island jukebox? Taylor Swift, Bruce Springsteen, and Whitney Houston (quite the combo).

Favorite meal? KFC.

What can’t you live without? My comfy pajamas.

Any advice? If you are a studio art major, do not wait until spring semester to start on your work!

What do you do in your free time? Relax and read books or magazines.

If you could be reincarnated, what person/thing would you like to be? Cleopatra.

Who are your top-three fantasy dinner party guests? Michael Jordan, Stephanie Brown-Trafton (U.S. gold-medalist discus thrower), and Anna Gaskell (famous photographer).

What gets you up in the morning? The smell of coffee.

Who are your heroes? My parents. They motivate me each day.

Which talent would you most like to have? Be able to sing [well].

Beatles or Stones? Stones.

What’s the number one thing on your bucket list? To go scuba diving once I get over my fear of being in a large body of water.

Proudest moment? Making the podium each year at outdoor track conference.

If you were auditioning for American Idol, what song would you sing? Maybe a Whitney Houston song (if only).

What are you most looking forward to? Opening my senior art exhibition, graduating, and hopefully making nationals for the discus throw!

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