Domino Artist Lily Hevesh Explains the Process of Making a Domino Sculpture

Dominoes are small, flat blocks of bone or wood that can be lined up to form a game or a pattern. They can also be used to build shapes such as hearts, stars, or houses. They are also sometimes known as bonesticks, pieces, or men. They are often used in scoring games, where players accrue points for certain configurations or moves. A domino may have a specific number of pips on one face or be blank (indicated by a zero).

In most Western games, each player in turn places a domino edge to edge against another, positioning it so that the adjacent faces match. The first player to play a domino that does so wins the hand. If no match is made, the player is said to have “chimped out,” and play passes to the next player. The remaining dominoes are then called the boneyard or stock.

Lily Hevesh began playing with dominoes when she was 9 years old. She soon started creating intricate domino displays and posting videos on YouTube. Today, she’s a professional domino artist who works on projects for movies and even a music video for Katy Perry. Some of her largest installations take several nail-biting minutes to fall.

She explains that when working on complex displays, there are a lot of different forces at work, and every single domino has to fall in its own way. She makes a test version of each section and films it in slow motion so she can make precise corrections if needed. This helps ensure that when the real thing happens, it will be just as she planned it.

Technology is a big part of Domino’s success, and half of the company’s employees are involved in software analytics. This allows them to be at the forefront of new ways for customers to order pizzas, like through texting or via devices such as Amazon Echo. But when it comes to the actual delivery process, Hevesh still believes that there is no substitute for a good old-fashioned human touch.

Whether Hevesh is creating a domino sculpture for a movie set or working with her team on a massive project, she always listens to the feedback from her colleagues. She says that leadership is about embracing your strengths and learning from those around you, and she values the fact that Domino’s culture encourages open communication.