Researching environmental art and the variety of forms it can take I can across the following information.  Some of these were used as the starting point for some of my own interactions in the environment!

Every year since 2013 Joanna Hedrick creates spectacular leaf art on the Sacramento State University campus.  These fallen gingko leaves are reminiscent of crop circles.  Hedrick a counsellor at the University, has become an internet sensation due to her seasonal creations dotted around the campus.  She draws inspiration from Andy Goldsworthy, the British environmental artist.  Each year she evolves the designs striving to achieve more complex arrangements.

Some designs include honeycomb-effect displays, intricate mazes as well as spirals and circles, they usually take approximately 3 hours to create, and she manages usually 6 per year, obviously limited to the autumn months, the campus leaves each on display for about three weeks.  Though a good windy evening and all the hard work is dispersed.

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Fig 1. Joanna Hedrick, at work finishing off a design on campus (nd)
Selection of works by Joanne Hedrick

List of Illustrations   

 

Fig 1. Hendrick, Joanna (nd).Joanna Hendrick, at work [online] Available at: https://www.boredpanda.com/leaf-art-labyrinth-joanna-hedrick/ [Accessed on 8 Dec 2017)

Fig 2. Hendrick, Joanna (nd). Leaf Design #1 [online] Available at: https://www.boredpanda.com/leaf-art-labyrinth-joanna-hedrick/ [Accessed on 8 Dec 2017)

Fig 3. Hendrick, Joanna (nd). Leaf Design #2 [online] Available at: https://www.boredpanda.com/leaf-art-labyrinth-joanna-hedrick/ [Accessed on 8 Dec 2017)

Fig 4. Hendrick, Joanna (nd). Leaf Design #3 [online] Available at: https://www.boredpanda.com/leaf-art-labyrinth-joanna-hedrick/ [Accessed on 8 Dec 2017)

Fig 5. Hendrick, Joanna (nd). Leaf Design #4 [online] Available at: https://www.boredpanda.com/leaf-art-labyrinth-joanna-hedrick/ [Accessed on 8 Dec 2017)

Fig 6. Hendrick, Joanna (nd). Leaf Design #5 [online] Available at: https://www.boredpanda.com/leaf-art-labyrinth-joanna-hedrick/ [Accessed on 8 Dec 2017)

Fig 7. Hendrick, Joanna (nd). Leaf Design #6 [online] Available at: https://www.boredpanda.com/leaf-art-labyrinth-joanna-hedrick/ [Accessed on 8 Dec 2017)

Fig 8. Hendrick, Joanna (nd). Leaf Design #7 [online] Available at: https://www.boredpanda.com/leaf-art-labyrinth-joanna-hedrick/ [Accessed on 8 Dec 2017)

Fig 9.Hendrick, Joanna (nd). Leaf Design #8 [online] Available at: https://www.boredpanda.com/leaf-art-labyrinth-joanna-hedrick/ [Accessed on 8 Dec 2017)

Fig 10. Hendrick, Joanna (nd). Leaf Design #9 [online] Available at: https://www.boredpanda.com/leaf-art-labyrinth-joanna-hedrick/ [Accessed on 8 Dec 2017)

Fig 11. Hendrick, Joanna (nd). Leaf Design #10 [online] Available at: https://www.boredpanda.com/leaf-art-labyrinth-joanna-hedrick/ [Accessed on 8 Dec 2017)

 


Bibliography

Bored Panda. (2017). Every Year This University Employee Rakes Leaves Into Stunning Works Of Art And Leaves It For Students To Find. [online] Available at: https://www.boredpanda.com/leaf-art-labyrinth-joanna-hedrick/ [Accessed on 8 Dec 2017)

Design You Trust. (2017). Artist Joanna Hedrick Transforms Dead Leaves Into Beautiful Land Art Creations. [online] Available at: https://designyoutrust.com/2017/12/artist-joanna-hedrick-transforms-dead-leaves-beautiful-land-art-creations/ (Accessed on 8 Dec 2017)

Mail Online. (2017). Woman becomes internet star by creating art with leaves. [online] Available at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-5175173/Woman-internet-star-creating-art-leaves.(Accessed on 8 Dec 2017)

My Modern Met. (2017). Intricate Golden Labyrinths Created From Fallen Leaves of a Gingko Tree. [online] Available at: https://mymodernmet.com/joanna-hedrick-leaf-art (Accessed on 8 Dec 2017)


 

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