an illustrated book, animated short film and a series of posters to be.

The story is about a boy who when his mother dies is left to wait
for a year in a tiny boat in a desolate lake surrounded by mountains.

His father then picks hime up so they can be a family,
and he gets to meet a new mother and new little brother.

The fairy tale is based on the year my father spent in a children's home after the death of his mother.​​​​​​​
The boy. With mourning band and in sailor suit.
The boy, holding a locket with a portrait of his mother:
The boat.
The mother of pearl cloud, a shimmering cloud that reminds the boy of his lost mother:
Title design. The Mother of Pearl Cloud, in Swedish.
An early illustration made for funding applications: