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Profile: The Alternative Limb Project

Prosthesis designers and artists

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

Merging the latest technology with traditional crafts, The Alternative limb Project explore themes of body image, modification, evolution and transhumanism, whilst promoting positive conversations around disability and celebrating body diversity 

Drawing on her own specialist skills in making ultra realistic looking limbs, Sophie de Oliveira Barata collaborates with specialists in fields such as 3D modelling, electronics and cutting edge technology, and works in conjunction with in-house prosthetist Chris Parsons at Design Prosthetics. Clients have included Paralympic athletes, musicians, models, performing artists and video game companies.


Instagram: @thealternativelimbproject