Paul Tanner is an artist who’s known for his work in prosthetics. But he doesn’t make the kind of thing you probably think of when someone says the word “prosthetics.” He doesn’t make fake body parts that just look like chunks of plastic or metal. He doesn’t make things that are functional but don’t look anywhere near “normal.” He makes prosthetics that look almost exactly like the original body parts he’s copying.
Tanner has been fascinated by the idea of prosthetics since his teenage years when a family member lost his ear to melanoma and got a new ear that looked just like the other one. (Read more…)