Alternative Limb Project Brings Bionic Arms To Life
Every day cosplayers push the boundaries on what is socially acceptable and to claim control over what makes them an individual. The world of fantasy and self expression has another player in the form of the Alternative Limb Project. Artist and business owner Sophie Oliveira Barata creates prosthetic that capture the imagination and challenge conventional aesthetics.
“Generally the whole technology is moving towards trying to recapture a lifelike limb that looks realistic and also acts realistic in motion. In this instance I’m doing the complete opposite and I think it does capture that whole childlike imagination. It’s like being a superhero with super powers.”
Sophie works closely with her clients to bring their visions to life. Mixing wood, metal, and glass she has created everything from bionic legs to vine arms.
Check out the gallery and leave a comment about what you think of these prosthetic. If you were to create your own what would it look like?