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Ruby Comes to Artist in a Dream, Comforts Him for Thirty Years #

by why in cult

Pictured at left, “I Dreamed I Found A Red Ruby,” an installation in Bazel, Switzerland, by Jonathan Borofsky. This artist does a number of works focused on the Ruby, incident to certain dreams:

One project I’m involved with now in Grand Rapids, Mich., does use a symbol, a ruby, in a rather grand fashion outdoors. Lit from within as part of a sculpture that’s 75 feet high. This is a ruby that came to me in a dream early on, maybe ’75. I remember it feeling and being like my heart—a beautiful stone the size of my heart.

That symbol was quite often used in my installations and even now, [26] years later. That symbol was so positive, so spiritually tuned and so beautiful. It helped to balance out a lot of the fearful dreams that I was having—being chased through a city street or whatever.

Also of interest: Man With Briefcase standing in Minneapolis, Minnesota. And perhaps: Man With Heart. Spooky.

said on 12 Apr 2005 at 14:19

I might be really worried, if I was not myself an artist. (Paul Graham says so, so it must be true.) But then again, I had a strange dream last night about Ruby and SWIG , is that bad?

said on 12 Apr 2005 at 23:30

Hey, we need an installation like that to float above the crowds at OSCON - some subliminal Ruby promotion. Any volunteers? (this week the Big Red Ball is in Portland so there is precedent for the Big Red Ruby)

said on 13 Apr 2005 at 08:58

Hehe, nice installation. By the way: it’s “Basel” not “Bazel” :)

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