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Eric Staib's avatar Eric Staib

A college student comments on the inner self-portrait, “labeled” A VERY moving portrayal of the artist’s struggle throughout his life with Dyslexia. Eric Staib spoke in our class of 700+ today and talked about this painting. The middle is a vortex of insults and thoughts to himself. Around the edges are the hands of his peers and colleagues and the names they called him as he grew up, pointing to the inner vortex; a representation of himself. Some of the insults include “Retard”, “Poison”, “Freak”, “Dense”, “Weak” and more. Thoughts in the vortex and top of the painting include “Wy is god puniching me”, “Wy me”, “Wood sombody plees help me”, “whot did i do rong”, and “wy cant i just be lic evrybody else” very powerful, very interesting.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2 inches
  • Medium: house paint
  • Width: 4'
  • Year created: 2002
  • Height: 5'