The Alternative Limb Project’s realistic limbs are, by any standard, impressive. But what caught our eye were the ‘alternative’ limbs. Amongst these are limbs that can only be described as works of art. A Swarovski crystallized leg, created by Sophie de Oliveira, was made specifically for Viktoria Modesta who played the Ice Queen at the London 2012 Paralympic closing ceremony and is particularly impressive.
Viktoria Modesta, a singer/songwriter and performing artist, gives her own insight into wearing bionic and unique limbs and the feeling of power that comes with this. Viktoria says ‘The first time I wore a limb that was so obviously BIONIC, it gave me a total sense of uniqueness and feeling of mutant human in the best possible way’.