Barcode Art by Scott Blake

When I’m not making Barcode Art or protesting Walmart, I’m trying to get two innocent men out of prison. David Rice and Edward Poindexter were wrongfully convicted of killing an Omaha police officer in 1970. Amnesty International said, “They were sentenced for a crime they didn’t commit because of their radical political beliefs.” Rice and Poindexter are currently serving their 44th year behind bars at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln, NE. The growing movement of people trying free them includes the actor Danny Glover, author Angela Davis, and Former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark. I just finished editing a short video about Rae Ann Schmitz who was with David Rice the night of the bombing and she testified as an alibi witness for the defense. I am really pleased with how the video came out. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehAVOFCNCCo

Toasting to barcodes at Modern Arts Midtown.

Toasting to barcodes at Modern Arts Midtown.

What products define you? What do you consume on a regular basis?During the month of August, Scott Blake will be accepting commissions for custom barcode paintings. He is interested in painting the barcodes from your pantry. Each barcode is hand-painted, acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20 inches, signed and dated by the artist. $600 per painting. Please contact Larry Roots at Modern Arts Midtown with any inquiries at larry.roots@gmail.com.

What products define you? What do you consume on a regular basis?
During the month of August, Scott Blake will be accepting commissions for custom barcode paintings. He is interested in painting the barcodes from your pantry. Each barcode is hand-painted, acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20 inches, signed and dated by the artist. $600 per painting. Please contact Larry Roots at Modern Arts Midtown with any inquiries at larry.roots@gmail.com.

I will be exhibiting my 32 barcode paintings from the foods I eat at Modern Arts Midtown in Omaha. I created this information packet to go along with my work. http://www.BarcodeArt.com/Scott_Blake_32_Barcode_Paintings.pdf

Nothing says baller like buttons made from money. Now selling individual pins for $2 a piece. BarcodeArt.com/Money_Buttons.html

Nothing says baller like buttons made from money. Now selling individual pins for $2 a piece. BarcodeArt.com/Money_Buttons.html

My Barcode “OMAHA” Painting went with friend Justin Kemerling at The UNION’s Swap + Shop. Thanks Brigitte.

My Barcode “OMAHA” Painting went with friend Justin Kemerling at The UNION’s Swap + Shop. Thanks Brigitte.

I use letters instead of numbers to encode the words: PAINTING, BLACK, WHITE, ORIGINAL, WARHOL, ARTWORK, BUDDHA, ALLAH, JESUS, CONSUMER, SELL OUT, SATAN. Every painting is made to order using top of the line archival materials. Each painting measures 12 x 9 inches. In addition to my signature and date on the back, every painting is numbered and registered owners are listed on my website. http://www.BarcodeArt.com/Barcode_Painting.html

Beats by araabMUZIK at http://www.AraabMuzikMVP.com

Nice eulogy for the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Underground space by Michael Krainak.

Barcode Maria Raquel Cochez by Scott Blake

“Barcode Maria Raquel Cochez” is a digital mosaic made with 2,004 barcodes from foods she ate as child growing up in Panama. I created the original 5 x 5 feet digital mosaic on a computer using Photoshop. The barcodes can be scanned with a smartphone and it will show more information about the product. On the flip side I cataloged a selection of the barcodes used for the portrait. The 50 page flipbook is printed on 32 pound paper with screw post binding, which is one of the most archival book binding methods available. All of my flipbooks are signed and dated. http://www.barcodeart.com/Barcode_Maria_Raquel_Cochez.html

Barcode Maria Raquel Cochez

Barcode Maria Raquel Cochez

Excess Skin Flipbook by Scott Blake

This is my “Excess Skin Flipbook” showing a clip from a short video by Maria Raquel Cochez after she lost 100 pounds. The artist’s determination is to create a broader dialog regarding today’s standards of beauty, highlighting reality instead of fantasy. I met Raquel in college and we have remained friends ever since. I personally assemble these flipbooks in my studio in Omaha, Nebraska. All of my flipbooks are signed and dated. http://www.barcodeart.com/Excess_Skin_Flipbook.html

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