Dolores my Prosthesis Recommends “Spare Parts” Art Exhibition Featuring Pre-Loved Prosthetic Limbs

Priscilla Sutton has great-looking legs with interesting names. There’s “Dora the Explorer” with cute white polka-dots on crimson red. And there’s flesh-coloured “Date Leg” perfect for blending in with the crowd. Both of these legs are artificial – the result of a childhood bone condition that eventually led to her decision to have her right leg amputated. But before the surgery, Priscilla’s boss threw her a fund-raising foot farewell party. It got people talking, in a relaxed way, about amputation. It also inspired Priscilla to transform her old prosthetics into works of art. And then she created a group exhibition called “Spare Parts” which debuted two years ago in Brisbane, Australia.  And now “Spare Parts” is showing at The Rag Factory in London, England until September 9, 2012.

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About Robyn Michele Levy

I am an artist, writer, radio broadcaster, performer, mother, breast cancer survivor. I also have Parkinson's disease. My memoir, Most of Me, is available at local and on-line bookstores.
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