"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."
"The concept of a Shinto shrine itself is an architecture- a case- but inside, there’s nothing in there. It’s an empty box. It’s just purified space. Once it’s covered, four sides and top and bottom, it’s sealed. So that’s the notion- for the god to descend. It’s already purified space."
- Hiroshi Sugimoto