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The Small Knocking Down the Big by Qiu Zhijie Shows 'Domino Magnification'

 - Jan 15, 2013
References: qiuzhijie & thisiscolossal
The Small Knocking Down the Big art installation beautifully depicts a tree using dominos. Nevertheless, these aren't a person's typical dominos. Crafted specifically for this work of art, the dominos range in size to demonstrate the effects of what is known as Domino Magnification. The premise is that any domino can knock over another one that is roughly 1.5 times larger, which means that a normal sized domino can lead to an object the size of the Empire State Building to topple down.

Created by Chinese artist Qiu Zhijie, the Small Knocking Down the Big art installation demonstrates this principle in a much more safe and aesthetically-pleasing way. The small branches exponentially get bigger as they connect with the larger trunk.