On the surface, Colorado Springs Artist and Orthodox monk Luke Shaffer would seem to be the embodiment of spiritual contradiction. On the one hand, he’s a bona fide tonsured monk in the Orthodox tradition. On the other hand, he’s a child of American pop culture who continues to draw and paint the rock ‘n’ roll icons of his youth alongside the monks and icons of his faith.

In this first installment of a two-part audio slide show, Shaffer talks about the paintings and drawings of the pop-cultural idols who continue to influence him.

(All photographs by Michael Myers)

In this second installment of a two-part audio slide show (to watch part 1: Punks, click HERE), Shaffer talks about the paintings, drawings and icons he’s created of the monks and saints who changed his life.

(All photographs by Michael Myers)


One Response to Punks and Monks Revisited

  1. tOkKa says:

    –>> Fr. Luke is always cool !

    ~ t


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