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From the Ted Talk "Aimee Mullins: My 12 pairs of legs"

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I learned this firsthand with my next adventure. The artist Matthew Barney, in his film opus called the "The Cremaster _____." This is where it really hit home for me — that my legs could be wearable _________. And even at this point, I started to move away from the need to replicate human-ness as the only aesthetic ideal. So we made what people lovingly referred to as glass legs even though they're actually optically clear polyurethane, a.k.a. bowling ball material. Heavy! Then we made these legs that are ____ in soil with a potato root system growing in them, and beetroots out the top, and a very ______ brass toe. That's a ____ close-up of that one. Then another character was a half-woman, half-cheetah — a little ______ to my life as an athlete. 14 _____ of __________ make-up to get into a creature that had articulated paws, claws and a tail that whipped around, like a gecko. (Laughter) And then another pair of ____ we collaborated on were these — look like jellyfish legs, also ____________. And the only purpose that these legs can _____, outside the context of the film, is to provoke the senses and ignite the ___________. So whimsy matters.

Solution

  1. legs
  2. polyurethane
  3. imagination
  4. homage
  5. serve
  6. prosthetic
  7. hours
  8. cast
  9. good
  10. lovely
  11. sculpture
  12. cycle

Original Text

I learned this firsthand with my next adventure. The artist Matthew Barney, in his film opus called the "The Cremaster Cycle." This is where it really hit home for me — that my legs could be wearable sculpture. And even at this point, I started to move away from the need to replicate human-ness as the only aesthetic ideal. So we made what people lovingly referred to as glass legs even though they're actually optically clear polyurethane, a.k.a. bowling ball material. Heavy! Then we made these legs that are cast in soil with a potato root system growing in them, and beetroots out the top, and a very lovely brass toe. That's a good close-up of that one. Then another character was a half-woman, half-cheetah — a little homage to my life as an athlete. 14 hours of prosthetic make-up to get into a creature that had articulated paws, claws and a tail that whipped around, like a gecko. (Laughter) And then another pair of legs we collaborated on were these — look like jellyfish legs, also polyurethane. And the only purpose that these legs can serve, outside the context of the film, is to provoke the senses and ignite the imagination. So whimsy matters.

Important Words

  1. adventure
  2. aesthetic
  3. articulated
  4. artist
  5. athlete
  6. ball
  7. barney
  8. beetroots
  9. bowling
  10. brass
  11. called
  12. cast
  13. character
  14. claws
  15. clear
  16. collaborated
  17. context
  18. creature
  19. cremaster
  20. cycle
  21. film
  22. firsthand
  23. gecko
  24. glass
  25. good
  26. growing
  27. hit
  28. homage
  29. home
  30. hours
  31. ideal
  32. ignite
  33. imagination
  34. jellyfish
  35. laughter
  36. learned
  37. legs
  38. life
  39. lovely
  40. lovingly
  41. material
  42. matters
  43. matthew
  44. move
  45. optically
  46. opus
  47. pair
  48. paws
  49. people
  50. point
  51. polyurethane
  52. potato
  53. prosthetic
  54. provoke
  55. purpose
  56. referred
  57. replicate
  58. root
  59. sculpture
  60. senses
  61. serve
  62. soil
  63. started
  64. system
  65. tail
  66. toe
  67. top
  68. wearable
  69. whimsy
  70. whipped