Drawings come to life: grandparents through the eyes of children
Categories: Photo projectBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/article/drawings-come-to-life-grandparents-through-the-eyes-of-children.html
Yoni Lefévre, a design academy student from the Netherlands, thought about how old age is represented in modern visual culture. In stereotypical thinking, old people are represented as weak and helpless. How do their own grandchildren see them?
Yoni asked four children to portray their grandparents as they imagine them to be. Not a single drawing showed an elderly, gloomy or inactive hero, on the contrary, bright sketches depict playing tennis, planting flowers, and even juggling grandparents.
(Total 9 photos)
The 'grey power' photo project, designed by Dutch designer Yoni Lefebvre, aims to show the older generation through the eyes of children. It turned out that kids see their grandparents almost as superhuman.
1. Grandmother of 10-year-old Raf Molin
2. But the grandmother herself "in the flesh."
3. This is how Anna sees her grandfather (11 years old)
4. Anna's grandfather tries to match the drawing
5. Lance (11 years old) portrayed his grandmother
6. His grandmother, in turn, plants flowers
7. Roel (11 years old) portrayed his grandfather
8. His grandfather playing tennis
9. This mini-project is called "Grey Power".
The young artists' charming and honest look at the older generation redefines the image of the elderly, making it dynamic and included in modern life.
Author's comments: “Older people are losing their independence, they are pushed aside. But I see tremendous value in what this generation has to offer us.”