I have for some time been working on recovering visual memories and illustrating these. In “The American Girl” (2012) I have drawn on recollections from a novel with the same name. The novel is set in a Swedish community in southern Finland, among swamps and woodlands. A dramatic event from the past serves as the backdrop to the story, and feeds the imaginations of the next generation. The narrative drifts between fact and fiction, both for the characters and the reader, and this is something I have attempted to express in my images.