Rhode Island-based Ara Peterson creates wooden wall art by making laser-cut shapes in birch plywood sculptured panels, then painting them with acrylic.

At first glance, Peterson’s wooden wall art appears to be one-dimensional, albeit with very intricate painted details. Upon closer inspection, the surface reveals amazing carved textures.

One of the works is entitled “Migraine Aura,” and anyone who has ever experienced that particularly savage kind of headache knows that it can produce the very sensations that may be associated with some of the images in the gallery.