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This Sculptor Creates Incredible And Unique Prosthetic Limbs That Look Like They’re From A Sci-Fi Movie

Published 7 months ago

Sophie de Oliveira Barata is a sculptor and a professional in creating special effects prosthetics based in London. In 2011, she founded The Alternative Limb Project, where she creates beautiful and unique prosthetic art pieces.

In her works, Sophie merges traditional crafts with modern technology and says her creations “explore themes of body image, modification, evolution and transhumanism, whilst promoting positive conversations around disability and celebrating body diversity”.

The artist has worked with many different clients, ranging from musicians to Paralympic athletes. Each of Sophie’s prosthetics is unique and sculpted after thorough consultations with the client, discussing what they like, their style and taste. While the cost is unique to of each of the alternative prosthetics, they start at about £1000 (~$1303).

Check out the alternative limbs in the gallery below!

More info: The Alternative Limb | Instagram | h/t

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Snake arm


Spike leg


Crystal leg

Bloomsbury Droid

Light Leg

Phantom limb

Anatomical leg

Stereo leg

Floral porcelain leg


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