Perth, Australia-based artist Paul Kaptein creates awesome pieces of hand-carved wooden sculpture featuring surreal details that look like digital glitches, causing the viewer to question the reality of what they’re seeing. They have the appearance of being made of coalesced pixels or streams of data instead of solid, painstakingly carved wood.

"The warped and distorted proportions of a seated monk for and in the endless sounds there came a pause are perceived as a mind-bending illusion, as the figure’s body unusually undulates and swerves as if interrupted by software. Every breath, a dying star and limber introduce rectangular and circular apertures into the composition, allowing the viewer to peek through gaps in the otherwise solid wooden volume.”

Visit Paul Kaptein’s website to check out more of his fascinating wooden sculptures.

[via designboom]