"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
"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