I had a dream, three suns in the sky and inside each sun was a flaming cross. I was in a state between sleep and awake so I could watch and think at the same time. The suns were very beautiful, their beams formed a pyramid and up to the pyramid was a golden road. While I watched this wonder, I was thinking I needed to create a picture of this.
I knew I could never achieve what I watched, so I decided to make a symbol of it. The suns were to look like a gear with a cross in the center, and the rays as the teeth of gears, the idea of teeth was that then they could turn one into another. From the rays there would be lines that formed a pyramid and other lines that formed the road up the pyramid. Actually, I had very simple and geometric shapes in mind.
When I woke up I drew down my dream, I also sought information on dreams like this, all I found were three suns in the sky in a dream was a good sign, some kind of mystical symbols, but then the suns should be above each other, which was not in my case, the suns I saw were side by side.
I thought long and hard about the best way to do this picture, I tried to draw it, then watercolor, but it did not satisfy what I wanted to achieve. Finally, I drew a picture, had it etched on a plate and created a graphic image.
I was fairly satisfied for a while, but it was still not entirely satisfactory. It lacked life and power. In the dream I had thought of the mountain Keilir when I saw the pyramid, so I decided to take a photograph of the mountain and see if it was not possible to combine the photograph and graphic image.
I wanted to get a picture of the mountain with the sun above the central mountain, which then could be cloned into three suns. In the picture that I took the sky was cloudy and very powerful it felt somewhat cool and actually a sign of the power that I had seen, and the suns were really a symbol of something and not necessary to have real suns in the picture, there was a beautiful glare on the sea and in my mind I saw golden road.
Now it was a question whether one could put these two pictures together, it was not good enough, so I drew a new picture on the computer, thus I could have simple shapes, clean and geometric, cool symbol. Then I put two pictures together and I was pretty satisfied with the outcome. It is nothing like what I saw in the dream represents the perfect symbol of the dream.
Now, so many years later, the picture hangs above my bed, it is the last thing I see when I go to sleep at nights and first thing I see when I wake up in the morning.