Christopher Locke Turns Confiscated Scissors into Spider Sculptures

Barber Scissors Spider by Christopher Locke

Barber Scissors Spider by Christopher Locke

Speaking of objects that the TSA would love to confiscate, here’s a look at what happens to some of the contraband afterward. Christopher Locke turns TSA-confiscated scissors into spider sculptures. He writes:

Although the TSA website says scissors with blades less than four inches are allowed on airplanes, the individual officers conducting the screening have the authority to confiscate anything they think could be used as a weapon. As a result, hundreds of pairs of scissors are confiscated daily at American airports.

The Barber Scissors Spider (above) is made from 8 pairs of stainless barber shop scissors that were confiscated an airport security checkpoint. It’s available for $200 here.

raw scissors stash

Check out Locke’s raw scissors stash (above)! The Scissor Spider (below) is made entirely from TSA-confiscated goods. The bug is made from parts of TSA-confiscated Swiss army knives.

Scissor Spider with Captive Bug by Christopher Locke

Scissor Spider with Captive Bug by Christopher Locke

To see step-by-step how these spiders are made, click here. To purchase available Scissor Spiders, click here. To read briefly how the TSA is “keeping us safe,” click here or here or here.