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FOR DOWNLOAD MORE GALLERY An independent art project at Bowdoin College in Maine seeks to challenge viewers and raise awareness about the human body.
"The body is an infinitely intriguing thing," she (artist Sylvie Piquet) said. "It can be a source of a lot of power, as well as struggle and pain."

"Being naked as part of an art form often serves as a psychologically, mentally, and physically liberating experience," she added.

Both (Professor Mark) Wethli and Piquet agree there is a need to address the unhealthy image surrounding the body, which American culture promotes.

"Our society pays prurient attention to the human body," said Wethli, "and this show attempts to see past that to the natural state."
The show opens tonight, May 2, at Fort Andross in Brunswick, Maine.

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