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Sex is the Earth Photograph - Limited Edition of 7

Antonia Penia

United Kingdom

Photography, Black & White on Other

Size: 47.2 W x 37.3 H x 0.1 D in

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Limited Edition of 7, Numbered and signed with CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY. Smaller prints are available. Image: 47×37 inches/120×95 cm Image: 30×24 inches/76×60 cm Sex is the Earth. This project was born in October 2020 after being isolated from the COVID-19 pandemic and to that desperate feeling of connection to our mother, Earth. The photos were taken at the beautiful and wild New Forest in the UK during Autumn on a rainy and cold day. Sex is the Earth; It supports our love and environmental protection. Earth is a womb, sexual and maternal, the fundamental source of life, and a prehistoric origin. Sex is the earth, the sensual licking of my feet upon the soil. The way it is always available to hold my tender body in its ever expansiveness. It’s a wild grip and grounded eternal beauty. It is stable, nourishing and comforting. It’s always sucking, dripping, swaying, breathing, compact and in community. Nature is the most powerful seducer I have ever encountered. Poem by Mariska Lowri (Non-binary human and model of the photos). Photos were taken with Pentax 6x7 Medium Format film. Printing and shipping are handled by the internationally renowned English master printers. If you have special requests regarding material, size or framing, please get in touch with Antonia directly at

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Photography:Black & White on Other

Artist Produced Limited Edition of:7

Size:47.2 W x 37.3 H x 0.1 D in

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Antonia Penia is an award-winning artist, photographer and filmmaker born in Galicia, Spain, and has been based in London since 2010. Antonia’s work has been exhibited worldwide, from PhotoEspana to Tiaf in Toronto. Her last project, 'The Warrior of My Life, ' was a finalist at the 'AOP Awards 2023'. Also, her work ‘From War to the Wardrobe’ won her the prestigious ‘Portrait of Britain Award' in 2022. A retrospective of her work was held at the Cervantes Institute in Prague in May 2023. Antonia is a visual artist who expresses her creative vision using photography, video, and performance art. Through exploring and insinuating her self-image, she creates intimate, sensual and provocative images that explore identity, gender, and social and cultural status and some of the narratives that question human behaviour like issues of power, religion, race, gender, and the relationship between the past and present. Antonia explored her sexual visual expression with her first work, ' Leave Me Alone' (2004), which prompted her work with Spain’s most elite erotic publications. She shot her first Playboy cover at the age of 26. Her sensual and powerful underwater film series, 'Symbiosis of Liquid Dreams,' won her 'The Young Creator of the Year Award' at Feria de Arte Contemporáneo in Madrid (2008). Profoundly spiritual and connected to Mother Earth, Antonia is inspired by the combination of nature and human shapes and behaviour. Bareback portraits at one with Nature, featured in Photo Vogue Italia 2020, are an ongoing theme throughout her work. Poetry and sensitivity are at the heart of her visual aesthetic. The works of 17th-century painters Vermeer and Rembrandt and the Romantic Pre-Raphaelites of the 19th century inspire her. Feelings of longing, loss, mental health, censorship, and connection to the natural and spiritual world have shaped her work. Throughout her life, she has challenged the history of patriarchy and the abuse of power through gender. She believes in equality and fights for her rights. Antonia’s passionate and energetic personality helps her express her creative vision. She firmly believes that the foundation of life is learning, and learning is a living experience; as such, she continues her studies, recently earning an MA in Fashion Photography from UAL London College of Fashion in 2023.

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