I apply the ingenuity of contemporary construction and engineering techniques to produce delicate works that have an atmosphere of stillness and material honesty. Cast concrete is the primary medium, which serves as a matrix for my compositions that include metal, graphite, and ink transfers.
My unique process, which begins with a 2-dimensional graphical sketch, is transformed, through digital fabrication, into subtle relief patterns that are echoed onto the concrete surface. The alchemy of the curing concrete is the last step in the process where the idea becomes set in stone. My visual language draws from geometric forms found in industrial environments, machinery, and architecture.www.andrewclausen.com