Models

Gerardo has mostly created a wide variety of practical models, which he intends them to be as functional as possible. They are folded from one or various squares and/or rectangles, and may also combine non-foldable-materials to improve their performance.

He has also been very interested in conceptual/metaphorical origami, in which elements of reality are combined in order to say something about the world, but Gerardo has designed as well other types of origami aside from those two.

Whichever the type, the majority of his models are of intermediate complexity, yet have a traditional looknot too many folds and clean surfaces. They emphasize in the use of areas rather than tips, and tend to be well-locked.

Click here for a complete list of Gerardo's designs

MODULARS

  1. Stack of Boxes (2010 - they aren't meant to be used as boxes)


SINGLE-SHEET GEOMETRIC MODELS

  1. no name (2015)

  2. Colombian Triangular Bipyramid (2015 - folded from a banknote)


FIGURATIVE MODELS

  1. Condor (1997)

  2. Armchair (2010)

  3. Graciela Toilet (2010)

  4. Another Toilet (2010)

  5. Sofa (2010)

  6. Coffee Table (2010)

  7. Cushion (2010)

  8. Nativity Stable (2011)

  9. Table (2012)

  10. Elastic Suit Wrestler (2015)

  11. Landscape (2015)

  12. The Tortoise and The Hare (2016)


CONCEPTUAL MODELS

  1. Money Talks (2016 - folded from a banknote)

  2. Sculpting a Crane (2017)

  3. The Mass Production of Members of Society (2019)

  4. Being Sumapaz (2019)

  5. Butterfly and Canvas (2020)

  6. Bogota History of Struggles, Conflicts, and Violence (2021)


MIXED MODELS (figurative and practical simultaneously)

  1. Box in a Flower (2010)

  2. Bird with Box-Like Body (2010)

  3. Box with Corner Cobras (2010)

  4. Four-leaf Tray (2011)

  5. Boxed Fortune Teller (2016 - conceptual and practical)

  6. Stemware Marker Lips (2016)

  7. Paper Boat Gift Tag (2018 - an action model)

  8. Chili Pepper Pin (2020)


ENVELOPES

  1. Two-Piece Envelope (2005 - an action model)

  2. Two by Two Envelope (2005)

  3. Two-Pocket Envelope (2011)

  4. Triangle Lock Envelope (2011)


BOXES AND LIDS

  1. Eight-sided Box (2010)

  2. Slanted Box with Blades (2010)

  3. Pyramidal Box (2010)

  4. Box with Side Blades (2010)

  5. Lid with 3D Triangles (2010)

  6. Bento Box (2011 - with rectangular divisions)

  7. Cubic Box (2011)

  8. Masu Stacking Lid (2012 - becomes a modular when connected to masu boxes)

  9. Trihedron Cubic Box (2012 - also a modular)

  10. Bento Box (2012 - with triangular divisions)

  11. Diamond Masu Box (2012)

  12. Tall Rectangular Box (2013)

  13. Curved Box with Blades (2017)

  14. Wooden Box (2021)


OTHER CONTAINERS

  1. Octagonal Case with Blossoming Seal (2010)

  2. Twist Jar (2010)

  3. Thin Two-Colored Pocket (2011 - for chopsticks or incense sticks)

  4. Locking Paper Bag (2011)

  5. Accordion Card Holder (2012)

  6. Three-Drawer Organizer (2012)

  7. Shopping Bag (2013)

  8. Pedal Bin (2013 - an action model)

  9. Memo Pad Holder (2018)

  10. Folio Dish (2018)

  11. 2021 Semiflat Case

  12. Organizer with Drawers and Slides (2021)

  13. A third drawer organizer with its name pending (2021)


DISPLAYING PRACTICAL MODELS

  1. Landscape Photo Frame with Borders (2012)

  2. Portrait Photo Frame (2012)

  3. Trihedron Photo Box (2012 - also a modular)

  4. Trihedron Photo Frame (2012 - also a modular)

  5. Pedestal (2014)

  6. Connecting Card Pockets (2014 - also a modular)

  7. Shadow box (2016)

  8. Glazed Picture Frame (2016)

  9. Panel Box (2020 - also a modular)

  10. Bookend (2021)


OTHER PRACTICAL MODELS

  1. Fireplace Bellows (2012 - an action model)

  2. Coat Hanger (2012)

  3. Grabber (2012 - an action model)

  4. Chopstick Rest (2012)

  5. Sandwich-Board-Style Sign (2013)

  6. Paddle Sign (2014)

  7. Revealer Concealer (2015 - an action model)

  8. Balance (2016 - an action model)

  9. 2017 Revealer Concealer (an action model)


MODELS FOR PLAYING

  1. Hat with Ears (2012)

  2. Paper Money Plane (2016 - an action model folded from a banknote)

  3. Lever (2016 - an action model)