"At this time in my life, I’m ready to accept or own a kind of romance and melancholy or melodrama that I wasn’t ready to reveal before. It was always there in my inner life as an artist, but I was too afraid to share it."
"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