Saturday, February 27, 2010

Devotion to Line

Ronald Sulak
Cleveland, Ohio
(1940 - 1993)

My parent's first born, Ronald, would have been 70 years old this weekend. 
He was a lovely man and lived a beautiful life filled with dreams of becoming a policeman, owning a house, having a girlfriend and flying a plane. 
Among many interests, he adored dancing (with girls at weddings!), playing the harmonica, and having a good time. 

He had down's syndrome and always liked to draw.  He had a singular ability to distill an image down to its most elemental parts. 

I'd like to think he had a devotion to line which is one reason I launched a Facebook Fan page to show my artwork under that title.

Here are a few sweet images.
It's been a life-time without him already.

Portrait drawing Ronnie did of me. I faithfully traced the drawing as a monoprint which is why you see dark smudges.
I will scan the original drawing when I find it in my stuff.
circa 1989.

Ronnie like to copy his name onto paper. Here's an example written on an index card. Notice that he is missing the letter "D" in his 1st name and "L" in the last.
Ronald Sulak circa 1941.

1 comment:

  1. your simple description of your brother is itself a beautiful line beautiful as one of his simple images


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