Bar code paintings that scan life

Boston artist Karen Blackerby depicts wanderings through South America with paitings that look like bar codes.

Karen Blackerby bar code painting
Karen Blackerby

Bar codes that look like paintings? Or paintings that look like bar codes? Either way, these have to be the prettiest bar codes, bar none. Peeping out from within the geometric lines are slice-of-life depictions of Boston artist's wanderings through South America. Now, if only the bar codes on TV and PC carton boxes had more symmetry and color than just boring black lines. You can catch more of Blackerby's bar code series here. Meanwhile, here are two of my favorites:

Karen Blackerby bar code art
Karen Blackerby

Karen Blackerby bar code painting
Karen Blackerby

(Source: Crave Asia)


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