Re: Ghost Ship Dream
The first person I thought of in connection with madness was Van Gogh. In a letter he wrote: "In my mental or nervous fever, or madness - I am not too sure how to put it or what to call it - my thoughts sailed over many seas. I even dreamed of the phantom Dutch ship and of Le Horla..."
That put the visual in my head and I wanted to portray what he might have seen during that experience.
It applies to him as much to the rest of us - If you're seeing stuff like this, well then, you're crazy.