A reoccurring childhood dream was of an Egyptian boat in a sea surrounded by floating animals and whales and elephants. The boat was a block long. I had this dream when I was about seven. It was not until 1955, when I was nine that the boat was discovered at Giza in the pit near the pyramids. It would not be put together from fragments and assembled for about thirty years.
The Egyptian boat sails through the hours of the night, transporting the king through the underworld. Many cultures, including Native American bury their dead with tomb boats to navigate the afterlife. For me, the boat is a powerful symbol of the voyage through the unconscious. My dream foretold the discovery of the Giza bargue, and had a lasting impression on me.
I drew my dream in a large work called: