Meet Yiying Lu, the tech-savvy artist who created the iconic Twitter ‘Fail Whale’ logo and now the creator of “Beautiful Traps,” her latest art project in which she hand paints QR codes into portraits of carnivorous plants.
Lu uses mostly watercolors to incorporate the QR codes — scanning them pulls up a video of the painting process, hand ily viewable on your mobile device of choice.
Rarely do nature and technology interact in such an unexpected and delightful way, and through this project, Lu shows us that art and technology can go hand -in-hand to create incredible images.
With the rise of QR code artists Kyle Trowbrdige, DataSpaceTime, Mini Masters, and the QR_Stenciler, it seems that we’re reaching a tipping point with QR code art. They’re popping up at galleries, on business cards and T-shirts now; it only makes sense that they manifest in art. Since we’re already hooked on snapping pics of art with our smartphones, why not get QR code data as well?