Spectacular Leaf Art Created from Golden Gingko Leaves via My Modern Met

Whether creating spiraling circles, a honeycomb, or a complex labyrinth, Hedrick carefully rakes the fallen leaves into intricate designs. She draws inspiration from environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy (whose visually striking nature art has also wowed us for years). With a background in landscape design and art, Hedrick sees her annual installations as a way to not only express her creativity, but to also transform the environment, drawing attention to its inherent beauty.

“[My art] is about taking something that’s already beautiful and making something unique—something you don’t just pass by,” she shared with Sactown Magazine. As she explained to the local publication, Hedrick estimates that it takes her two to three hours of meditative raking to complete each leafy installation.