Josh Ritter, Temptation of Adam Lyrics, Crossword Page, Old and New

Similarly to my last post, this idea has been floating around for quite some time as well.

I was inspired by the lyrics of Josh Ritter (yes, again).


The song lyrics that really started this


"We passed the time with crosswords that she thought to bring inside

What five letters spell "apocalypse" she asked me

I won her over saying "W.W.I.I.I."

The idea was always apocalypse, WWIII.

Then it evolved into me creating a full crossword and juggling a thesaurus for hint ideas. All to do with and surrounding this one song.


I love this work as a print, but the backpack (old version) really adds a touch. It lends itself to the whole bunker, missile silo, prepper feel.


"Old" Print Available Here


"New" Print Available Here


Continued under the gallery, is a live performance of the work's inspiration.