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.

More info: Instagram (h/t mmm)

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Ashley Mason
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2 years ago

wind must not exist here. how lovely.

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Ehren Thomsen
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2 years 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 !
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2 years ago

Sunshine on the sun 🌞

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Maike
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2 years ago

what a commitment, thats really awesome

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riley.girl
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2 years ago

What a unique type of art! I love these!

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sexy_scorpio_3MD
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2 years ago

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

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Misterscooter
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2 years ago

The bike rack increases the challenge on the higher levels.

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Maike
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2 years ago

he must have great patience; i love the colors

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Maike
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2 years ago

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

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ispeak catanese
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2 years ago

There's a woman who feverishly rakes the sand in front of her condo every day. I bet she might like to do this one.

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sexy_scorpio_3MD
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2 years ago

I like the square ones better than the round ones!

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Ehren Thomsen
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2 years ago

If you look closely, you can notice that the guy did his best to not mess the pattern when walking to his bike. Bet that he carried the bike out of the labyrinth instead of just riding it.

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Maike
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2 years ago

she is inspiring, i bet this is mind quieting and infuriating (when it does not work out as you like it) all at once

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ispeak catanese
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2 years ago

I love spirals. These must have taken her hours.

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ispeak catanese
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2 years ago

There she is! The artist at work!

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