'Mètre à Ruban' – Nantes, France - Atlas Obscura

'Mètre à Ruban'

A massively oversized measuring tape sculpture sits inside a hidden yard. 

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If you want to see everyday life things in their full brilliance, you might be interested in the work of the French artist Lilian Bourgeat, who creates oversized copies of simple objects.

One of Bourgeat’s works is hidden in a little courtyard of a construction company on the isle of Nantes. A massive measuring tape in a classic bright yellow hue, the installation is titled simply “Mètre à Ruban” (“Measuring Tape”).  The measuring tape is actually a replica of the one Bourgeat himself carries everywhere he goes. Instead of simply a measuring tool, it is “136 meters of happiness,” as the artist describes it.

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