"In the paintings where it's there—the tenderness—I work for it. I'm not afraid of it. If I could put my bleeding heart in there, I would."
"I was commissioned to build a Shinto shrine in Japan. So I studied the history of Japanese religion, especially Shintoism. I found that it’s very serious to pay attention to ancestors, how you worship your ancestors, and then also the old memories and families- the origin of families, the origin of life itself. So this is the most radical presentation of how we should pay attention to the ancestors."
- Hiroshi Sugimoto