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