Art, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.
In Chosewood Park, following the completion of a mural that was part of this year's Living Walls project, there's quite a lot to behold.
The artist Hyuro, an Argentinean-born street artist known for her stark, black and white depictions, painted this mural on the eastern wall of what had been the sprawling, 40-acre General Motors Lakewood Plant.
Her mural, located on the corner of Sawtell Avenue and McDonough Boulevard, depicts a nude woman in a series of stances. At one point she is clothed and as the viewer's eyes travel from left to right, she is seen disrobing with the black outfit itself transformed into a dog or wolf.
It's caused a bit of a row in Chosewood Park, with some residents thinking it too much to take in, given that it's near two churches and a masjid, and McDonough Boulevard is a schoolbus route.
Others see it as a bold and dramatic contrast for the part of Chosewood Park overshadowed by the massive United States Penitentiary that fronts McDonough Boulevard.
East Atlanta Patch received a number of calls this week from Southeast Atlanta residents — who were mainly divided about it.
On Thursday afternoon, a steady stream of motorists slowed to look or stopped long enough to snap a quick picture. Others parked on the crumbling sidewalk to walk up close and take it all in.
One motorist, who stopped for a quick glance, quipped, "You wouldn't find this in Buckhead," before driving off.
Art is subjective, of course, and no doubt, a mural of a nude woman was sure to spark debate.
But even abstract art depictions can cause a ruckus of words.
In July of last year, Inman Park residents debated the installation of a mural on a formerly graffiti-laden wall at the corner of .
In that case, as in the Chosewood Park controversy, some residents felt that they should have been consulted for their input before the mural went up.
What do you think of the mural? Do you like it, or no? Does it work for the neighborhood or is it a good thing that it is something that stands out?