Accession Number: C.2015.26.1
Dimensions: 7 in X 16 in X 16 in
Dimensions (Metric): 17.78 cm X 40.64 cm X 40.64 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Albert and Margarita Waxman
Mixed media sculpture titled London Stack, created in 2004 by Michele Pred. The sculpture is composed of stacked scissors, pocket knives, nail clippers, cork screws, cuticle clippers, razor blades, knives, and other sharp objects. The individual objects are not attached to one another or to the base.
After 9/11, seemingly mundane objects were viewed as potential weapons and were subsequently banned from carry-on luggage. This sculpture is composed of various confiscated objects taken from travelers at San Francisco International Airport.