Art Exhibit Wonders Can books be sexy again?

She sees the duality in the work. “These paintings came out of two different things,” said Mazza. “First, I’m a really big reader, and literature has inspired my work over the years-even though it didn’t directly appear until now.” And the second? She counts none other than Monsieur Proust himself for inspiration. “Reading Proust and making it through that,” she said. “He was writing about flowers and I was painting flowers at the time. He uses flowers a lot as a metaphor for sexuality.”

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