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Welcome to the NEW, home of paper engineer and designer Bruce Foster

After an unintentionally long period, I am finally back online. Bear with me over the coming weeks as I update you on my news and recent projects. And, also rebuild the portfolio site that once existed but had grown outdated and buggy.

Artisan-in-Residence at Ocean House, Westerly, RI

The weekend of September 10, 11 and 12 I had the distinct honor of being selected to be the Artisan-in-Residence at the fabulous Ocean House in Westerly, Rhode Island.

In supporting the arts, the Ocean House has created a schedule of monthly events from September through March. With this position, I had several events that weekend that were so wonderful. From a meet and greet on Friday afternoon, to a pop-up card workshop on Saturday to a presentation with the Ocean Chamber Foundation on Sunday there were just so many incredible opportunities to get to know the people of these communities.

Leading up to the events at the Ocean House, I was commissioned to create two pop-up books by the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce. The Pop-Up Book of Westerly was illustrated by Lisa Szaro, while Susan Pfeiffer Scala illustrated The Pop-Up Book of Stonington. Both were the inspiration of the chamber president, Lisa Konicki.

Earlier this year I was commissioned to create a pop-up book for the esteemed charity hospital, St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. This renowned charity hospital is free to every patient admitted, no matter what corner of the Earth they come from. Housing for their parents is free as well. Since covid-19 would endanger the immuno-compromised children at the hospital, tours, including those of charity organizations have had to be curtailed.

The Book

Hence this interactive book detailing the history and mission of St. Jude: Finding Cures. Saving Children. Working closely with the staff at St. Jude/ALSAC, I want to thank Ella Hernandez, Susan Collins, but above all, April Beguesse, for all their hard work in making this book a reality. And finally a thank you to Ethan Goller, Structural Graphics, and Blanks Printing, Dallas for all your professionalism and hard work.