Interview with Chris Masters

Why have you merged a collection of ideas in this book when you could have written about one; for example The Green Man, or the Pilgrimage to Santiago, or the Knights Templar?
Because life is full of ideas and we too readily are drawn towards specialization. I simply wanted to share my enjoyment.
Are you a religious person?
That should be an easy question but it isn't. Let's say you can watch and enjoy football without supporting a particular team or believing that all of the rules make sense. I'd rather you asked me if I believe in art or the human spirit.
Why has the image of the Green Man endured?
I could say because he had no religion but would fit into most.
How do you justify spending so much time on small things?
It depends on what you call small things. People mostly argue about small things which aren't small to them.
How does what you describe as folk art measure up to conceptual art?
All art is conceptual. It's how powerfully and with how much skill and persuasion you express those concepts that count.
Published 2016-01-19.
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,670. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history, Nonfiction » History » European
This book is a record of an exploration of the links between The Green Man, the Templars, and Baphomet, with a journey to Santiago de Compostela. It's a journey through time and space spread over a couple of decades and founded in a mostly familiar world, a journey of a few thousand miles, a travelogue of sorts which became a Quest for signs and symbols and art rooted in an earlier time.