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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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:iconbwphotographry:
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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:iconkatara-alchemist:
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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:iconbwphotographry:
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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:iconicefire8521:
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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:iconkatara-alchemist:
Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Same!
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:iconkazarr:
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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:iconshwiggs-kirths:
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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:iconkatara-alchemist:
Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student General Artist
 It apparently has secret compartments to!
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:iconayuki-sama:
ayuki-sama Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Photographer
This is so beautiful! I'm in awe right now~ <3
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:iconkatara-alchemist:
Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Me to!
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:iconmoonlight1234:
moonlight1234 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student General Artist
this is so cool <3 
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:iconkatara-alchemist:
Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student General Artist
:nod:
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:iconmadizzlee:
madizzlee Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013   General Artist
This is such a great idea, it takes the awkwardness out of the equation! Love it!
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:iconkatara-alchemist:
Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Agreed! They're such beautiful pieces.
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:iconrhar1703:
rhar1703 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so cool!!!
It's about time someone got into this market, I'm sure there are many people who would be interested in artistic prosthesis.
Do you know Sophie personally, or did you just think this was really cool?
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:iconkatara-alchemist:
Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student General Artist
I don't know her, though she seems like an interesting person to know! I just stumbled across her work on another site.
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:iconrhar1703:
rhar1703 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This seems so amazing!
I mean I almost feel jealous of all the rich amputees that are going buy her work XD
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:iconkatara-alchemist:
Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student General Artist
If I ever lost a limb, I would certainly do something like one of these! Probably on my own though. XD
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:iconrhar1703:
rhar1703 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you hear about that girl that made a lego leg?
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:iconkatara-alchemist:
Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student General Artist
I haven't! Not surprising though, Legos are awesome.
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:iconrhar1703:
rhar1703 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Legos ftw!! X3
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:iconnucia:
nucia Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Beautiful. Pure beauty.
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:iconkatara-alchemist:
Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student General Artist
:nod:
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013   Writer
That's really cool! o:
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:iconkatara-alchemist:
Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Agreed! I really want to do some illustrations with cool alternative limbs now.
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:iconkrazykel:
krazykel Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Such A worthy cause I think,some of those designs are amazing
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:iconkatara-alchemist:
Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Agreed. They are some very beautiful designs, I can't wait to see what else the artist comes up with!
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:iconkrazykel:
krazykel Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Me neither will be keeping an eye on it  :)
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