Every Year This University Employee Rakes Leaves Into Stunning Works Of Art And Leaves It For Students To Find
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 autumn leaves of the campus' gingko trees into complex labyrinths and other cool patterns.
"[My art] is about taking something the beauty of nature and making it into something unique—something you don't just pass by," Hedrick told Sactown Magazine.
Her unique art 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 from fallen leaves that beautiful nature had to offer, and it quickly gained admirers both on campus and across social media.
Now, she creates about six designs annually when the trees drop their leaves as a gift to students who are studying for their finals. Drawing inspiration from well-regarded British land art icon Andy Goldsworthy, Joanna is constantly outdoing the natural beauty and herself, each time raking more and more complex arrangements.