Crime Against Nature, by Gwenn Seemel, is a book and series of paintings about the natural behaviors of animals, some of which may contradict our assumptions of what are natural male and female behaviors. It will also remind you that there is a wide diversity of reproductive strategies out there, some which you may have never imagined.
I would have loved this book as a kid - animals, beautiful artwork, and biology lessons all in one.
Wojtkiewicz [voit-KEV-itch] is best known for his exploration of the sensitive nature of time in his oversized oil paintings of fruit and flowers. The transitory nature of his subject matter is encapsulated and transfixed with a heightened approach to realism.