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Mural depicting nude woman causing stir in SE Atlanta

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A mural of a nude woman painted on a concrete wall in southeast Atlanta is causing controversy.

The painting on a building near McDonough Boulevard and Sawtell Avenue depicts a woman in various stages of undress.  The 34 images were completed two weeks ago by an artist from Spain.

Some in the community believe the images are too graphic and want them covered up.

Robert Willis noted the mural was near a church and a daycare.

"It's a little pornographic, but I'm not sure about the reason behind it or what it actually represents. It's very interesting," said Hartford Walker.

Volunteers who commissioned the painting said the mural represents a woman evolving and shedding off the darker parts of her self.

"If it offends somebody, maybe the artist will consider putting on a bikini. I don't know. You'd have to talk to the artist. But she'd look great with a bikini," said one woman.

The Living Walls Conference, which commissioned the painting, say they're not sure what's going to happen to it now or if it will be painted over.

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