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The Alternative Limb Project

Kiera Roche wearing the Floral Porcelain Leg. Photography by Rosemary Williams. Source: The Alternative Limb Project.

Kiera Roche wearing the Floral Porcelain Leg. Photography by Rosemary Williams. Source: The Alternative Limb Project.

For anyone desperate to find a design-forward prosthetic limb, a click across to The Alternative Limb Project may provide both inspiration as well as a source to help realise the prosthetic limb of your own design and/or choice.

The Alternative Limb Project was founded by Sophie Oliveira Barata, using the unique medium of prosthetics to create highly stylised art pieces.

As with fashion, where physical appearance becomes a form of self-expression, Sophie sees the potential of prosthetics as a extension of the wearer’s personality. Merging the latest technology with traditional crafts, Sophie’s creations explore themes of body image, modification, evolution and transhumanism, whilst promoting positive conversations around disability and celebrating body diversity.

Sophie enlists various specialists in fields such as 3D modelling, electronics, and cutting edge technology to create each piece of art …

Click through to read more about The Alternative Limb Project and how to get in touch with them.

Upfront, I ’ll say that I do not need prosthetic limbs so I am not able to comment on the functionality of any of these items but when I’m looking for my own assistive devices, I am, like many others, wanting not only  function but, as an essential, design and (personal) style too.

The Alternative Limb Project are showing prosthetic design and style in abundance on their website … over to those of you who need prosthetics to explore the functionality and financing possibilities.

I’m just sharing the love here … 🖤

Viktoria Modesta wearing the Crystal Leg. Photo by Nadav Kander. Source: The Alternative Limb Project.

Viktoria Modesta wearing the Crystal Leg. Photo by Nadav Kander. Source: The Alternative Limb Project.

Viktoria Modesta wears the Spike leg.. Photo by Ewelina Stechnij. Source: The Alternative Limb Project.

Viktoria Modesta wears the Spike leg. Photo by Ewelina Stechnij. Source: The Alternative Limb Project.

Grace Mandeville, actor, wearing Feather Armour. Photo by Charlotte Epstein. Source: The Alternative Limb Project.

Grace Mandeville, actor, wearing Feather Armour. Photo by Charlotte Epstein.Source: The Alternative Limb Project.

Kiera Roche wearing the Floral Porcelain Leg. Photography by Rosemary Williams. Source: The Alternative Limb Project.

Kiera Roche wearing the Floral Porcelain Leg. Photography by Rosemary Williams. Source: The Alternative Limb Project.

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