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Art Prosthetics

Check out what creative new ideas they’re coming up with over at The Alternative Limb Project.  While the artisans at The Alternative Limb Project do make traditional prosthetics, designed to look natural and be unobtrusive, they’re also creating a new flavor of prosthetics they call “alternative limbs.”  Rather than let prosthetics be artifacts of people’s disabilities, they’re turning them into empowering extensions of the people wearing them.  Instead of them being objects of pain or loss, they’re making them into representations of individuality and creativity.  As their website says,

An alternative-style limb can help to break down social barriers, delight the eye and provide an unusual talking point.

They’re making works of art that instigate conversations!  Curiosity about the artwork is helping people make connections and broach what is sometimes a taboo subject.  Suddenly that person is no longer a stranger; they become a flesh and blood person who is defined by more than their missing limb.

Check out these beautiful works of art showcased on their website. I’m only sharing a few of the pictures from their website, so be sure to check out the rest at The Alternative Limb Project.

The Alternative Limb Project, floral leg for Kiera Roch

Viktoria Modesta photographed by and copyright of Jon Enoch

Wooden arm photographed by Delphine Doidy

Crystallized Leg made for Viktoria Modesta playing the Ice Queen at the London 2012 Paralympic Closing ceremony fitted at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sponsored by Swarovski

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