About the Book
Dandelions turn into dog paws, faucets become feathers, and traffic cones transform into dragonfly wings.
Illustrated with photos and photo assemblages, artist Becka Rahn takes you on a walk around the neighborhood looking for art in everyday objects. The simple story encourages readers to look closely at the pictures because things aren't always what they seem.
The book was created to accompany a public art installation in a neighborhood in Minneapolis, MN. The original digital illustrations were made into vinyl wraps that covered three pairs of city utility boxes. The art on each pair of boxes included thumbnails of the original photos to encourage viewers to play an "I Spy" game by looking for the objects in the artwork on the boxes and also throughout the neighborhood.
Becka Rahn is an artist and digital fabric designer. She is the co-author of "The Spoonflower Handbook" (published through Abrams Books), a how-to guide to designing your own fabric and other surfaces using digital design tools. Becka is active in the local art and craft community in Minneapolis, MN. She received a 2015 Jerome Emerging Fiber Artists grant and participated in the American Craft Council’s Hip Pop emerging artists program. In 2016, she was awarded an Artist Initiative Grant from the MN State Arts Board to partner with local museums to create fabric designs using “forgotten pieces” from the museum collections as inspiration. Becka was appointed to the Etsy Sellers Advisory Board for 2016, where she represents niche craft business owners. Previously, Becka worked as the director of education at the Textile Center of MN where she supervised and designed curriculum, and taught classes for youth and adults for more than 11 years.