Zone Out With These Psychedelic Garden Photos

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Photographs from the book Peter Fischli and David Weiss: Flowers and Mushrooms. Photo: Fischli/Weiss

Why not spend hours and hours photographing pretty flowers and mushrooms? Famed Swiss artistic duo Fischli/Weiss did, in a series of images so trippy they’re actually (weirdly) soothing.

The book Peter Fischli and David Weiss: Flowers and Mushrooms, published last month by Walther König, reprints lush, layered photographs the artists shot for a 1999 exhibit in Paris. Their saturated images playfully vacillate from kitsch to psychedelic, showing colorful berries, vivid flowers, weeds, and mushrooms. Hot-pink bleeding hearts drift into focus in one image, while a yellow butterfly hovers like a hazy cloud in another, as if behind glass.

As contemporary artists, Fischli/Weiss began collaborating in 1979, choosing unusual materials to create metaphysical experiments and post-minimalism processes that fused sculpture, photography, and video. They worked together for over 40 years until Weiss’s death, in 2012.

Click ahead to see their photographs.

Zone Out With These Psychedelic Garden Photos