This 93 Year-Old Model Rocked Her First Photo Shoot... THIS Is How You Grow Old.
Chinami Mori is an artist that works with string, fabric, and yarn to create work that reflects a freestyle Japanese weaving technique, also known as saori. Think of it as weaving without rules: Anything goes, and that includes any colors, textures, and knots the artist feels compelled to use in one single piece.
Mori's work is playful and unique, but perhaps more special is her choice of subject to model her work: Her 93-year-old grandmother.
Mori's grandmother Emiko spends time at her studio every day, watching her granddaughter create these cozy works of art. It wasn't long before Mori realized that her grandmother would make the perfect model for her work, and looking at the images below, it's not difficult to see why.
"She’s my favorite person in the whole world," the artist said in an interview. "I make grandma happy, and that’s just so much fun for me, too."
And really, there is no better person to model Mori's work.
Her grandmother's delightful smile captures the joy and lightheartedness of Mori's work to a tee.
It's hard to tell if art is imitating life in these photos, or if Emiko's smile is inspired by the joy of her granddaughter's creations.
Perhaps it's a little of both.
"There are no rules," explained Mori. "I can weave as freely and as colorfully as I want."
As such, Emiko models as freely as she wants as well.
You can't help but smile looking at these photos, both at the amazing, peculiar work and at Emiko's cheeky grins.
You can see more of Emiko and Mori's creations on Instagram.
Source: My Modern Met