After his grandfather died, Lee John Phillips: decided to illustrate everything (every nail, plastic bag, tool; everything!) that was left in his tool shed. We, at Mimi Berlin can relate to this kind of mourning….Also, the result is beautiful.
We have to mention that Lee John Phillips does his drawings by hand; forgetting that’s not usual in the digital age.
In mourning: Accessories. Ahh the lighter side of life, even when in mourning we, Homo Sapiens, always will find a reason to accessorize ! Four Women Crying, c. 1878. Photo: Courtesy Stanley B. Burns, MD, Burns archive
Mourning handkerchief, 1880-1899, Metropolitan Museum New York (via) Victorian Lachrymatory Tear Catcher Gilt Glass Bottle (via Luana Faulkeny)