Advancements in technology and art tend to go hand-in-hand. A student at New York’s School of Visual Arts has used pneumatics, the study of using pressurized gas to create mechanical motion, and 3D-printed materials to create a synthetic flower than blooms. Richard Clarkson, the student who came up with the design, created the blooming flower as part of an art project experiment in which he could show how something organic could be created out of completely inorganic materials.
The flower blooms when air is pushed up the stem and out of the flower’s bulb to push down its petals in a way that looks like the real deal occurring in a matter of seconds. 3D-printers make producing works of art like this easier than ever before. You can expect to see more as they become more mainstream devices.
Honestly, I’m not all that impressed by the blooming flower. It doesn’t bloom all the way and it doesn’t really seem all the innovative. The only newsworthy portion of this story is that the feat was accomplished with a 3D printer.
The being said, I’m sure some of you out there may be interested in the story.
Source – Engadget