Artistic Limbs

Genetically engineered plants, computer-generated children and artistic prosthetics in this week's look at the web

With a background in art and special effects makeup, Sophie de Oliveira has brought her creative skills to the world of prosthetics. Her legs, feet and fingers are beyond bespoke limbs—they’re actual art. She designs alternative limbs oriented at representing the essence of the person in need of one. From legs with embedded stereos to the best in 3-D and animatronics, she aims to empower—whether it be through realistic matches or something purely from the imagination. She makes clear that prosthetics do not need to be representations of limbs, they can be anything anyone wants.