UMF Student’s Prosthetic Art Overcomes Limits

As prosthetics help people overcome physical limitations—Jesse Potts, UMF assistant professor of art, challenged his Sculpture 1 students to design a prosthetic for Prostheis Project newstheir own body’s limitations. The students created their “pragmatic or beautifully absurd” prosthetics for “The Prosthesis Project” exhibit in the Emery Community Arts Center on the UMF campus, Dec. 12. The students are wearing their sculptures while standing in a huge plastic globe created for the event. Quoted in the Morning Sentinel, Potts said that students majoring in other disciplines helped particularly in a project such as this, which might require computer skills, construction skills and artistic vision. “There’s more to this art project than just the aesthetics,” he said.

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