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.


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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