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These Stunning Painted Leaves Embody Everything We Love About Fall

Breathtaking.

You'll fall in love with this gorgeous leaf art. 

Joanna Wirażka, a 16-year-old self-taught artist from Poland paints beautiful scenes on dried leaves. The high school student started creating the picturesque works last winter and since then, she's made about 10 paintings on leaf canvases, the teen told The Huffington Post in an email. 

The 16-year-old's designs, which include stunning cityscapes and galaxy-inspired art, are made by collecting leaves in the park and drying them in books. After they've dried, Wirażka said she paints on them with acrylic paints.

The leaves look so professional that one might assume Wirażka's had formal training. But while she's never attended art school and is a typical high school student, she says that art plays a huge role in her life. 

"Art is my cure for stress -- [a] hobby which fills my life," she said. "When I paint and draw, I forget everything and let my imagination create new things or just bring new reflections through painting."

To see more of Joanna Wirażka's work, visit her Instagram page here

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