ACHUKA Book of the Day Fri 21 Feb 2020
A natural history guessing game, superbly illustrated – a strong contender for information picture book of the year.
Discover some of the baby animals that begin their life in an egg – it’s not just chicks.
Alexandra Milton describes her work as “ripped and torn paper” but this belies the detailed and intricate nature of her life-like illustrations.
“I work in collage, using layers of torn and shredded handmade paper collected from all over the world. My aim is to create depth and richness, as well as breathing life into the birds. The individual works are finished with crayon, pencil and gold or silver leaf. My works celebrate all that is to be to marvelled at in nature; to catch, in colour and form, a glimpse of the miracle of creation.”
Alexandra Milton comes from a long line of artists. Her father is the distinguished German artist, Wolfram (Aichele). Her grandfather was the celebrated wildlife artist, Erwin Aichele (1887-1974)
Follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexandramiltonartist/