...I’ll be gone, but don’t cry for me. I’ll be waiting in the garden in the first flowers of Spring. Standing in the sun shower feel the softly falling rain. I’ll be gone…like the wind, flying free. I’ll be gone, don’t cry for me. I’ll be gone, but I’ll never leave.”
It is with great reverence and appreciation that we celebrate the life and many creations of Rex Foster. Whether you knew him through his words and song; his inimitable works of art in silver, bone and fossilized tusk; or his friendship and generosity of spirit, you were fortunate. He invited us to be present, to create and express and share, to know what life in each moment is worth.
We recall Rex as a charming, soulful artist and musician who brightened the gallery anytime he visited. We have already missed him during the long months of his illness, and his physical absence will continue to be felt. But he is still with us.
Studio Comfort Texas will continue representing Rex Foster Jewelry as his hometown gallery, featuring one-of-a-kind sterling silver jewelry crafted by Rex, as well as designs created and inspired by him. We will begin adding stock to Rex's online shop on our website to facilitate online purchases for you far-flung Rex foster friends, fans and admirers.
For a stunning tribute to the life and creative philosophy of Rex, you can read this article by Jo Packham in a 2020 issue of Where Women Create Magazine. (Packham, Jo. “Rex Foster.” Where Women Create Magazine, April-May 2020, pp. 74-83; Photographs by Rodney Bursiel)
Kelly Foster and family have asked for a little time and space to grieve and heal. A memorial celebration is being discussed for the Spring when the busy holidays are behind us and weather allows for the kind of gathering Rex would want.
The family asks that memorials be made in honor of Rex Foster to:
1830 East Pyron
San Antonio, TX 78223
– Cara Hines, Managing Principal