A Warrior's Dreams Vol. 1: The Bushido Code (Samurai)

  • This was a 4 part series of screen-printed 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. Visuals inspired by a recent research trip to Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan.
  • More info on Japanese Jisei, or "Death Poems":
  • “Like an old tree
    From which we gather no blossoms
    Sad has been my life
    Fated to bear no fruit”
    - Minamoto Yorimasa

    Part I of A Warrior’s Dreams Series [2013]
    12” x 36” five-color screen-print
    Madero Beach French Paper
    Printed by Seizure Palace in Portland, OR
  • A Warrior's Dreams Part I
  • A Warrior's Dreams Part I [Variant]
  • “Holding forth this sword
    I cut vacuity in twain;
    In the midst of the great fire,
    a stream of refreshing breeze!”
    - Shiaku Nyûdo

    Part II of A Warrior’s Dreams Series [2013]
    12” x 36” five-color screen-print
    Madero Beach French Paper
    Printed by Seizure Palace in Portland, OR
  • A Warrior's Dream Part II
  • A Warrior's Dreams Part II [Variant]
  • “Both the victor
    and the vanquished are
    but drops of dew,
    but bolts of lightning -
    thus should we view the world.”

    - Ôuchi Yoshitaka

     Part III of A Warrior’s Dreams Series [2013]
    12” x 36” five-color screen-print
    Madero Beach French Paper
    Printed by Seizure Palace in Portland, OR
  • A Warrior's Dream Part III
  • A Warrior's Dreams Part III [Variant]
  • “Had I not known
    that I was dead
    already
    I would have mourned
    my loss of life.”

    - Ota Dokan

    Part IV of A Warrior’s Dreams Series [2013]
    12” x 36” five-color screen-print
    Madero Beach French Paper
    Printed by Seizure Palace in Portland, OR
  • A Warrior's Dreams Part IV
  • A Warrior's Dreams Part IV [Variant]
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