Scissors Mobile @ Rare Device

I love the inspiring new mobile that artist Lisa Congdon made from her scissors collection. It’s currently on display in her shop, Rare Device, so stop by if you live in SF to check it out in person. Link.

28 thoughts on “Scissors Mobile @ Rare Device

  1. Caya says:

    That’s the most unnerving thing I’ve seen all day. All I could think of when looking at that is standing under it & having one of those strings break and one of those scissors come down on my neck and paralyze or kill me or something. I have been trained in safety here & there & that is the last thing in the world I would ever put up in my house. How about just use kitchen knives- eeep.

  2. Lisa says:

    Hi all, I am the person who made this. It’s over a VERY large table and VERY securely fashioned with very strong fishing wire. If it were to fall, it would go straight onto the table. Also, no one is recommending you put this in your house.

  3. Karen Preston says:

    I love it!

  4. Karen says:

    love it

  5. megan says:

    Ha! I think that a pair of scissors would have to be falling from a pretty great height to paralyze or kill you. It looks awesome, Lisa!

  6. Mike Monteiro says:

    Is this for sale? I’d like to put it in my son’s room.

  7. Aleks says:

    I found this disturbing as well. I love art,the concept is great but looking at this made me quite uneasy… :(

  8. Aleks says:

    I found this disturbing, even in the name of art…I feel much the same way as Caya.

  9. Meg says:

    Safety issues aside–isn’t art SUPPOSED to shake us up a bit ;)

  10. mollie says:

    This is great! Really beautiful. Mind you, even with a large table underneath, I would end up losing an eye. But still…very nice!

  11. edina says:

    It’s probably not dangerous, but I do think it’s not that gteat, either. So you hung some unremarkable scissors from two loops. Yawn.

  12. amy says:

    If a chandelier fell on you, it wouldn’t feel any better than this mobile but somehow people manage to live with them anyway…

  13. miriam says:

    I adore it! and I this it’s very exciting.
    love ths concept… and would love to have one of this in my craft area ;))

  14. Wow says:

    Wouldn’t want to be there in an earthquake!!!

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Jenny Ryan is an artist, crafter, and maker of things. She lives in Los Angeles with a pack of various animals (including her husband) and writes about her adventures in creating at Exit Through the Thrift Shop.

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