Morgan Jones

Aotearoa New Zealand / British, b.1934


  • 2004
  • Steel
  • Purchased, 2004
  • 2004/46.a-b

Made from painted steel and standing almost four metres high, SCISSOR is a classic example of Morgan Jones’s elegant and playful sculptural practice. Its symmetrical black sections interlock and oppose each other to form what Jones has described as a ‘visual anagram’. Like all of his work, SCISSOR had its origins in an ordinary object - a Yale padlock. As Jones has said, “the best things you make are simple - they shouldn’t be complicated at all”.

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