Welcome to Bulman's Island
"Ansonia" 1953 (Private Collection)
"Arrangez-vous Donc" Circa 1963 (Private Collection)
"La Demoiselle Importante" 1963 (Private Collection)
"Un Moment de Colere" Circa 1964 (Private Collection)
"Street Dance" 1953 (Private Collection)
"Petite Larons" 1976 (Private Collection)
"A Mean Kid" 1974 (Private collection)
"La Maison de Joi" 1975 (Private collection)
"Spring Bouquet" 1955 (Private collection)
"If you wish you can wander down a sandy lane and easily lose yourself in the gaiety and charm of the landscape, the colorful houses, ...the rhythmatic motion of the natives as they go about their chores. You will be caught up in the activity of this bustling island. Everything sways: the towering palm trees, the children, the baskets of fruit balanced on a maiden going to market."
Palm Beach Life.
Bulman's thoughts about the architecture Haiti: "Tiny little things, but each and every one had a touch or a whole enchanting load of originality...and are like little palaces." About the women of Haiti, "You can almost feel the strength through your eyes. Their shoulders are held quite far back while walking and all movement seems to be from and within the hips...Their erect haughty and even queenly posture, their clothes and the way they stand and walk and move. It's not just grace of posture; it is an art, beautiful, practiced, effortless." --Orville Bulman in a letter to his wife, 1952.
Upon meeting the "Papa" or the head of a small village in the Haitian hills with whom Bulman stayed (sleeping on a straw mat on the floor), "Now and then you meet a man you immediately like 'in the eyes.'" Orville Bulman in a letter to his wife, 1952.