You might not have a favorite season but Joanna Hedrick, a counselor at the Sacramento State University Student Service Center definitely does. Since 2013, Joanna has been celebrating Fall by arranging the golden leaves of the campus' gingko trees into complex labyrinths and other intricate patterns.


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"[My art] is about taking something that's already beautiful and making something unique—something you don't just pass by," Hedrick told Sactown Magazine.

Her project began when Hendrick wanted to create an interesting backdrop for photos of her two children, 8-year-old Sagan and 4-year-old Emil. She ended up raking a golden masterpiece and it quickly gained admirers both on campus and across social media.

Now, she creates about six designs annually as the trees drop their leaves as a gift to students who are studying for their finals. Drawing inspiration from well-regarded British environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy, Joanna is constantly outdoing herself, each time raking more and more complex arrangements.

More info: Instagram (h/t mmm)

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Ashley Mason 2 months ago

wind must not exist here. how lovely.

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Ehren Thomsen 2 months ago

I was staring at it, and I was, like, "she forgot the other dot", and then, BAM!, I saw it. Priceless!

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just a thought ! 2 months ago

Sunshine on the sun 🌞

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Maike 2 months ago

what a commitment, thats really awesome

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riley.girl 2 months ago

What a unique type of art! I love these!

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sexy_scorpio_3MD 2 months ago

I would be worried walking through this as to not mess up the design!

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Misterscooter 2 months ago

The bike rack increases the challenge on the higher levels.

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Maike 2 months ago

he must have great patience; i love the colors

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Maike 2 months ago

why do i look out for mr Tumus in this Picture? The Street light creates a beautiful color withe leaves.