THE SHED PROJECT - BY LEE JOHN PHILLIPS
Losing a loved one is hard, and we all experience this feeling in a very subjective way. The way we then move on from the loss is also a very personal thing. The on-going work of the talented painter, designer and illustrator, Lee John Phillips
Abound with objects great and small, his late Grandfather’s shed has become a palace of reverie and remembrance for the artist and his relatives. Lee plans to document what he estimates to be 100,000+ items from inside the shed. With around 4000 currently catalogued he has (at least) another 4 years of work ahead of him, but his ambition and love for the project remain strong in a way that’s truly heartwarming. Lee spends between 10 minutes and 15 hours a day working on the project, whenever he has time, and shows no signs of slowing at all.
“I’m opening containers I’ve overlooked and seeing hundreds upon hundreds of items. I leave, lock myself away, draw for weeks on end, feel positive – then return. It’s not putting me off at all, just seems to be getting bigger as I go”