If it can be said that a ruler is clever, we think this one qualifies. French visual artist Elsa Werth’s intervention on this engraved metal ruler is simple but transformative, like all the best solutions. She placed a mathematical operator in between each number and the product of this sequence—once added, subtracted, multiplied and divided—is equal to the actual length of the ruler: 30 cm on one side, 12 inches on the other.
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Elsa Werth ( b1985): 1-2+3×4-5,’ We Do Not Work Alone, Paris, France
Engraved and printed steel ruler, produced in an edition of 500
1.5 x 32.5 cm