Iris — a flying carpet
Photo: ©2020 Stanley Bulbach

Iris started 2020 as an attempt to explore the extremes and gradations between city and countryside, and between violent storm and resolving rainbow,  The extreme range of the handspun lustrous Lincoln longwools were being flaunted here.

But by February of 2020, the sudden global pandemic was beginning to impact us all radically,  It is unclear what this epidemiological cataclysm still portends.  And it is entirely uncertain what message this fatal collision with Nature is delivering to us.

For more on this particular carpet project, see the Album Section


In June 2020 the American Tapestry Alliance published Bulbach's article, High Art?  Low Art?  Or Just a Hobby? regarding fiber art policies that brand contemporary fiber art negatively as a hobby.

In February 2020 the British Tapestry Group published Bulbach's article, Either Exclusivity or Sustainability, regarding fiber art policies that impede economic and professional opportunity and perpetuate inaccurate research standards and practices.

In 2019 from November 18th through December 10th New York University presented Interwoven Over Millennia: East, West, Ancient and New an exhibition of Bulbach's textile art.  Photos now posted in the Album Section of this website.

The exhibition was at the Richard Ettinghausen Library above at the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies where Bulbach earned his M.A and Ph.D.  (PDF of NYU Announcement.)


YouTube currently features a 38 minute video recorded at the March 10th, 2019 presentation at the Louis Mendez Soho Salon in NYC.  This video can be viewed by double-clicking on the URL (below):