'Blossom' Blooming 3D-Printed Flowers Project Is Beautiful But A Bit Like 'Alien' Eggs (VIDEO)

03/02/2014 11:24 GMT | Updated 03/02/2014 15:59 GMT

As long as you can put the scenes from the 'Alien' films which feature the creature's weird eggs in the back of your mind, these 3D-printed 'Blossom' flowers are rather beautiful.

Created by Richard Clarkson, a student at New York's School of Visual Arts, they use pneumatics and flexible 'leaves' made with a 3D-printer.

Blossom is intended as an artistic piece but is yet another example of the potential of 3D-printers.