LIF AND LIFTRASIR
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Artist: ARIK ROPER
18" x 24"
6 color silkscreened poster on cougar natural cover paper
A Norse myth depicts the tale of two lovers after terrible battle that causes the end of the world as they know it. The entire cosmos are destroyed and the only humans who survive the destruction are Lif "life" and Liftrasir "eager for life".
Hidden deep in the crevices of Hodmimir's Forest, which is the only place the fire giant Surt could not burn, Lif and Liftrasir patiently wait for the war to end. In the forest they sleep uninterrupted by the inferno ravaging the universe outside.
When they awaken the fighting has ceased. Lif and Liftrasir go on to ancestor a new race of humans and their descendants inhabit this new Eden.
In this piece, Roper depicts the moment when Lif and Liftrasir see their paradise for the first time.