Madonna Series

I have always explored a multitude of themes in my artwork. The Russian Orthodox church of my father’s childhood initiated my interest in Byzantine and medieval art. This became a lifelong fascination that permeates my work. These variations on Madonna icons are the focus of my latest series.  This group revisits some of the original icon forms that inspire my work. The Madonna and Child, and the Virgin of the Sign are two of the basic forms that I have employed in these pieces.










Random Stuff That Occupies My Mind

Not all of my work is based in religious imagery. Many things inspire my work: popular culture, history, life.  Sometimes it’s the objects I collect, someplace I have been, or an item that no longer serves it’s original purpose.



Suzanne Herbert-Forton