03/02/2014 06:24 GMT | Updated 03/02/2014 10:59 GMT

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

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.