Joanna Hedrick, a counselor at the Sacramento State University Student Service Center and a Philosophy major student, has been enjoying Fall season by raking the golden leaves of the campus’ gingko trees and turn it into an artistic display of yellow labyrinths and other complex designs.
“[My art] is about taking something that’s already beautiful and making something unique—something you don’t just pass by,” Hedrick told Sactown mag.
The idea began when Hedrick wanted to create stunning backdrops for photos of her two kids, Sagan, 8, and Emil, 4. It turned out to be a campus-wide sensation that attracted hundreds of admirers as well as on social media.
Since 2013, she’s been doing the artwork as an annual gift to students taking their final exams. Her designs are inspired by well-known British environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy.