Sharps Project (2003-6)


Terrorism and security has become a key issue in contemporary society and is of global importance. Airport security plays a significant role in preventing acts of terrorism especially after the tragedy of 9/11 in the USA. As a result of new regulations every airport has formed involuntary collections of objects no longer permitted in hand luggage.

With the help of BAA at Gatwick Airport (LDN) I produced a photographic archive showing confiscated hand luggage items over a two week period. The objects have been carefully categorized into seven categories - SCISSORS, VANITY, TOOLS, DRINKING & SMOKING, CULINARY, TOY WEAPONS & MISCELLANEOUS.


Size: Approx. 36 metres long.

Materials: Various collected objects from confiscated handluggage.