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The Alternative Limb Project

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 26, 2013, 2:11 PM


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The Alternative Limb Project by Sophie de Oliveira Barata is a project focused on creating highly realistic and unique prosthetic limbs for amputees. These limbs are designed to stand out, to draw attention to something many people are afraid to look at. The prosthetic are carefully designed by Sophie, a long time artist and special effects artist, to reflect the personalty and hobbies of the wearer. The goal of the whole project is to draw positive attention to something that is normally viewed in a negative light. While the pieces aren't necessarily meant for everyday wear, they function more like an expensive dress or a piece of jewelry that you would wear on a special occasion.

Viktoria Modesta photographed by Jon Enoch
Viktoria modesta photographed by Rosemary Williams
close up of Ryan Seary's leg, photographed by Omkaar Kotedia


 Wooden arm photographed by Delphine Doidy

Be sure to check out The Alternative Limb Project's website!


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BWPhotographry Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
OMG that's is so bloody cool, my dad is in a wheel chair so it dose not bother me one bit because fake limb or not your still human but that art is SICK
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Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Agreed! If I ever lost a limb I would totally try and get/make a prosthetic like this for myself.
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BWPhotographry Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
:nod:
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TwoHorseShoe Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
My god.  These are beyond words.  So amazing.
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:iconkatara-alchemist:
Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Agreed!
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icefire8521 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah, those are awesome! If I had enough money and needed a prosthetic, I would totally get one of those!
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Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Same!
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kazarr Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is awesome. And with bionic prosthetics on the rise among the military for veterans already, it will only be a matter of time before such prosthetics can be made to be nearly as functional as the limb they replace, in addition to being sweet and stylish.
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:iconkatara-alchemist:
Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student General Artist
:nod: Very true.
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Shwiggs-Kirths Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Can I get that last one as a pair of gauntlets?
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