Ursus Wehrli’s photographs propose an orderly, perhaps obsessive, way of looking at the world. Ranging in scale from the tiny (an inventory of pine needles) to the colossal (galaxies and stars ordered by size), they provide a vicariously pleasing, if transitory, sense of control over our environment.

The Art of Clean Up: more images on Jeannie Jeannie
The artist’s very whimsical website
Watch the making of one of his larger-scale projects

images: Ursus Wehrli, from his book Die Kunst, aufräumen