A large part of Niki de Saint Phalle’s work is a manifestation of the universe of her imagination, a fantastic microcosm that resulted from her dreams and nightmares. The artist considers the dream to be a personal mythology that reveals one’s deepest held archetypal images, alternately serene and frightening; an antidote to and shelter from the chaos of the world. In Diana’s Dream, the artist shows us the enchanted theater buried in the head of the sleeping warrior goddess: monsters and menacing animals mingle with more positive symbols like hearts, and the sun. A two-faced Janus expresses the duality of the world and the polarity within us.