Art students from the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou continued a yearly tradition earlier this week of capturing the dying beauty of autumn by using fallen leaves to create sculptures.
This year, their masterpiece is a giant human figure that towers above all who pass by. They call him “Walking Man,” though we’re pretty certain he doesn’t actually walk. That would be creepy.
Three sophomores from the academy started this tradition last year when they erected a small-scale pyramid made with leaves. The students spent a week collecting the fallen leaves for the project.
The pyramid stood near the college’s entrance. The structure was three meters high, attracting a lot of attention. “It is actually an abstract structure, and different people would have different understandings of it,” the creators said. Personally, we understand it as a pyramid made of dead leaves.
These kids should think about moving to Shenyang where it is always autumn. Other structures made using leaves at the university include a giant fish, mushrooms, and speakers.
In the end, wouldn’t you rather just jump in them though?
By Mary DeMay
[Images via CCTV // China Daily]