Lee John Phillips is cataloguing and illustrating every item in his late grandfather’s tool shed. The objects are mostly incredibly mundane – screws, washers, pliers – but his delicate drawings make them incredibly interesting. You can see some of them on his site, but also in various interviews and profiles around the web.
His site says that he anticipates the project will take five years to complete. Six years after starting it, he has amended that projection suggesting it is his ‘life’s work’ sketching the estimated 100,000 items.
What an wonderful way to honour someone’s memory.
See Also: A short video interview with Mr Phillips produced by BBC Wales.