In Japan, there exists a specific ceremony known as "Tobusatate", which is celebrated
when a tree is felled to provide timber for the construction of a shrine or a torii,
the characteristic gate that marks the entrance to a sacred area.
The ritual involves taking a branch from the top of the tree and inserting it into the center of the main tree trunk.
Finally, thanks are given to the tree for allowing its use.
Part of the artworks are inspired by this ritual:
the painting is applied onto sections of Japanese cypress - hinoki – and the composition is calibrated from the center of the trunk.