I started making art with barcodes in 1998, so this is my 16th year. In 1990 I started doing graphic design for friends who played in bands; I was 14 years old. My high school had a morning news show; I created the graphics for that show…
"New episode up with Omaha artist Scott Blake. This is a must listen. From barcode art and Art O Mats to infiltrating the Walmarts and Target with rogue public art statements (not to mention his Big O sculpture accents), Scott has international acclaim as an innovative and thought provoking artist. His return to the show catches us all up on what he is working on now.” http://traffic.libsyn.com/worldsofwayne/Scott_Blake.mp3
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.