“ I took the challenge when I was child. I gave it up I just didn’t have the patience. Now I’m older and I spend hours doing it. Somehow I even wrote a thesis on it and realized I wanted to do more with it.”- John Osacr Rodríguez Esquilin.
Origami is the ancient art of creating forms, figures and other accessory through the delicate technique of folding paper. The correct term for this is “Tessellation” which means; the tiling of a plane using one or more geometric shapes, called tiles, with no overlaps and no gaps “.
His creation is “ Origami Esquilin” a jewelry, accessory line that incorporates the art of folding paper with a definite twist for the modern age. John creates his own paper design graphics due to his studies in graphic arts and his minor in painting. Every pattern on the paper is unique to his workshop and his specific taste.
Rodriguez says, “ I started with pins just normal easy things. Then I started creating very complex tessellations on picture frames, earrings and light boxes. These pieces are as close to a masterpiece I can create so I name them “ Opus” and give them a number”
Some of these designer pieces can take 40-60 hours of labor to complete. All industrial designers coveted his infamous light box that won stunning reviews at his thesis dissertation. He created light with paper.
“ I’m hoping to evolve the brand into something. I mean I hope maybe one day to have an apprentice that I could teach. It’s just so useful for education, therapy and art.”-says the passionate designer.
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