|Remembering Ovidiu Opresco [message #58423] Tue, 11 December 2012 20:41 UTC
It's never good when we lose a community member, especially when it's one like our dear friend Ovidiu Opresco. If any of you were wondering, like me, what has happened to the witty old designer, we were recently informed that he passed away last month. He was an inspiration to many with his designs, presentation, and determination. Wouldn't it be great if we all were blessed with such drive and passion for creation! |
To many of us in the Shapeways community, he was a bit of a marvel. He had a passion about him, and a willingness to learn, contribute, and innovate. Something that, at his age, was truly inspirational.
Fortunately the story of Opresco doesn't end there. His son, Mihnea, will be taking over his fathers shop. To not only continue selling Ovidiu's work, but to complete some of his unfinished work, and hopefully continue on. We, at Shapeways, have offered to help in any way that we can. And I know that our community will at least be equally helpful in his endeavour to maintain the memory of his father on Shapeways.
Mihnea left us with these words about his father:
Some of you may know that Ovidiu was a stuntman when he was young. The stuntmen say: "If you fall from a horse, it doesn't matter - jump on to the next larger one." Ovidiu (a.k.a. Tororo) took this way of thinking about problems and used it to make 3D designs and other work in his life.
[Updated on: Tue, 11 December 2012 20:46 UTC]
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