I received this yesterday from Dean Marks, the King of Bar Code Art....Though at this point he's probably more like the Emperor or the High Priest or even the God of Bar Code Art. He has taken it beyond the beyond. Check it out.
Now I have to admit the first thing that I thought of was not bar code. I don't think the two dimensional scan can convey the tactile nature of this card which is composed of bright orange pieces of wood interwoven with bar code tape and ribbon. No, the first thing I thought of was wampum or some Native American bead work. Or the missing breast plate of an Ojibwa warrior. It has that kind of feel to it: something that could be (and will be?) used as a rate of exchange. There is also a suggestion of a string of firecrackers but my first impression is definitely leaning toward the wampum angle. I have studied it a bit and I can't quite figure how how Dean did this without putting in many hours of laborious work. A definite stunner. Thank you, Dean.