Glamorous Artificial Limbs Give Prosthetics A Cyborg Makeover

Flirting with the fine line between art and fashion, the prosthetics of The Alternative Limb Project are pushing the envelope on the conventional image of amputees. While prosthetics have long been regarded as something that needed to be hidden or seem as life-like as possible, Sophie de Oliveira Barata is inviting people to step away from the unspoken social conventions and embrace their bodies. To see it not as a missing piece, but rather as a part of who they are and to express themselves accordingly. Working with athletes, supermodels, and servicemen, de Oliveira Barata is crossing art and limbs in a way that almost borders on bionic.