Amy Cabrero
San Juan, PR



   Two generations ago, my family created an origami collection which I received as a family heirloom. Captivated by the allure of elaborated paper folds which recalled numbers and angles, I decided to practice with some of the models. I applied combinations of toned washes to the delineations of the paper to boost perspective. During that time I was developing my watercolor technique, approach that began to evolve with color overlays in paper folding models, and that’s when my obsession with origami began.


   I’ve been working professionally in the cake sculpting business for 12 years. In my line of work malleable sugar, figurines and structure planning are the basis of my creative output. Clean designs, simple sugar coverings, precision and understanding of anatomy and botanical structures are the elements I use to create perfect and whimsical designs. 


   These two eclectic worlds and techniques have come together in perfect harmony in Origamy Collection. My concept for Origamy Collection is to consolidate my passions for fauna and  flora with trigonometry and watercolor. Clean and simple white backgrounds and water-drip combinations of toned washes come together to focus on the natural.