Saturday, August 31, 2013

Prosthetica fairings

I have produced a number of prosthetic leg covers for myself. I think the appearance of the prosthesis is integral to making the wearer as confident as possible.

It's not an easy position to be in as an amputee and not wanting sympathy, but also needing to come to terms with a new way of living. Having to adapt is a steep learning curve, for example, needing to change the clothes that one wears.

I first wore my leg with a foam covering, in the hope that it would make my leg appear as 'normal' as possible. The foam actually stopped the knee joint from functioning at it's best and was easily ruined by the numerous falls I take. The knee was ripped and unsightly so I took the foam off!

I decided to have a bare prosthesis and then set about making beautiful fairings to enhance them.

I need to develop them further so that they can fix to various prosthesis, as each person may have a different type. I will be working on this over the next few months.

1 comment:

  1. Hello,

    I work for a casting agency called Real London Casting. We are looking for people with scars and amputees for a project.

    We are looking for men and women, 20-70 years old. All ethnicities. Available on 15th and 16th April in London for 3 hours each day, there will also be casting on 8th March We are looking for:
    1. Amputees - legs or arms, single - not double amputees.
    2. Surgical Scaring
    3. Mastectomies
    4. Blunt Trauma wound

    We will be shooting one day studio (15th) black and white shots of scars.
    On day two we will be shooting same person doing an activity. One of the activity scenarios may be dog walking. This is a trade only job, which means the advert wont be seen by the public

    The fee for both days, approximately 3 hours per day, is £1200.

    If you know anyone that might be interested in this project would you mind getting them in touch with me? The best way is via email

    You can also have a look at our Facebook page on

    Thank you for your time.


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