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Warrior's Dreams

New Variant Editions from my Warrior's Dreams series, based on the romanticized vision of the samurai and my interpretation of Jisei (Japanese Death poems). Limited quantities available here, each print arrives framed & ready to hang.

Collection Curated By Anthony Petrie

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I originally created 'Warrior's Dream' for the Damn the Torpedoes show at Narrow's Gallery in Fall River, MA almost two years ago. It was a four-part series of posters based on the romanticized vision of the samurai. Each poster is my interpretation of specific Jisei (Japanese Death poems) written by actual samurai before they committed the act of seppuku. These are brand new Blue Variants on the original series, with an edition size of only 100 per print.

I've made a few of the 400 prints available here, with a custom framing option built in:


Each poster is a 12" x 36" five-color screen-print, printed on White Cougar Smooth Paper by Seizure Palace in Portland, OR. They are signed and numbered by me, and at the bottom front of each poster is a Jisei (Japanese Death poems) written by actual samurai.

All four of the posters:

From left to right: Part I (Armor), Part II (Samurai), Part III (Tiger), Part IV (Geisha)

The Frames

I've selected a Black Maple, 3/4" profile with 1" matting for these posters, but you can frame them according to your own taste. Level will hand craft each frame using domestically sourced, sustainable wood and other components including 6-ply archival matting and framers grade acrylic. These frames arrive ready to hang, look good and will save you the trip to the custom frame shop.

The Poems

“Like an old tree
From which we gather no blossoms
Sad has been my life
Fated to bear no fruit"
- Minamoto Yorimasa

“Holding forth this sword
I cut vacuity in twain;
In the midst of the great fire,
a stream of refreshing breeze!"
- Shiaku Nyûdo

“Both the victor
and the vanquished are
but drops of dew,
but bolts of lightning -
thus should we view the world."
- Ôuchi Yoshitaka

“Had I not known
that I was dead
I would have mourned
my loss of life."
- Ota Dokan

About the Printer

Seizure Palace is a Portland, OR based company specializing in premium quality screen printed products since 2007. They do really fine work, and I've used them on more than one occasion including for "METROPLASM" which I created for Gallery 1988's Official Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Art Show.

Hope you enjoy this new set of variants for Warriors Dream. Once they are gone, they will be gone for good. To learn more about me and my work, you can visit or follow @zombiebacons on Twitter and Instagram.


“Like an old tree
From which we gather no blossoms
Sad has been my life Fated to bear no fruit"

- Minamoto Yorimasa

Individual prints in this collection: