Sielulintu- Finnish myth: a baby carrying or soul protecting bird. It protected a persons soul at its most vulnerable, while it dreamt. It was tradition to keep a wooden bird next to the bed while one slept.
Jenni Saarenkyla - "I got the idea for this illustration from the old stories about the bear in Finnish folklore. In the olden days the bear was the most sacred animal and some even believed that when the bear moved the forest moved with it".