The custom prosthetic limbs created by Sophie de Oliveira Barata as part of the Alternative Limb Project boldly reflect the wearer's imagination, personality, and interests.
"An alternative-style limb can help to break down social barriers, delight the eye, and provide an unusual talking point," according to the Web site. de Oliveira Barata studied special-effects prosthetics for film and television at London Arts University and now helps prosthetists craft artificial limbs from the realistic looking to the eye-catching and offbeat.
Para-triathlete Jo-Jo Cranfield's snake arm -- which features a split-tongued green reptile slithering out from the inside -- definitely falls into the latter category.
April 12, 2013 1:10 PM PDT
Photo by: Alternative Limb Project
| Caption by: Leslie Katz
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