Suzuki believes that if a fully-developed idea already exists in his head there is little point in executing it. For him the excitement of creation lies in the way the piece evolves with his inner feelings. The inspiration for his work comes from within himself. As he works the metal, he feels that he is part of it, flowing and bending with it. He attributes this way of working partly to the Japanese aesthetics of freedom of expression and the finding of beauty in imperfection.
This second video is an artist statement by Hiroshi Suzuki: