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Domino Tree by Qiu Zhijie
Here at 99ROOTS we like artwork that involves trees, plants and flowers. This installation by the Chinese artist Qiu Zhije is right up our alley. What he explores here is the domino effect, where a smaller brick can knock over a brick 1,5 times its size.
If you look at the images closely, you will notice that the wooden brick at the base of tree is significantly larger than those at the tips of the branches yet the laws of physics work in a mysterious way: for example the 13th domino releases the 2 billion times more energy than the first brick. In theory one can knock over a skyscraper at the right set up.
The less ambitious string of dominos displayed on the photo have been installed on the lawn of a Virgin Garden at a Chinese Pavilion in a shape of a large tree. You can read more about the concept here.