Buddha, 2001. Duck shells and mother of pearls are set in the eyes of Buddha.
Villa, 2000. Vietnamese lacquer painting featuring layers of gold leaf under the oil paint, and natural duck shell. These paintings will last 1000+ years, from the technique they have been sealed.
Torn, 2001 by Morris Squire. This Vietnamese lacquer painting has orange & warm hues. Featuring natural textures of duck shell, & gold leaf. Subject is abstract acrobat & acrobatics. Available for loan, exhibit or donation through Morris B. Squire Foundation of Santa Barbara, CA.
Ono, 2000. This Vietnamese Lacquer painting is a portrait of Yoko Ono & John Lennon. Displaying texture of gold leaf, mother of pearl. Available through our non-profit foundation in Santa Barbara, CA
Isaac, 2002. Vietnamese Lacquer painting. Subject matter of a dark cemetery.
Vietnamese Lacquer painting. Portrait created from layers of gold leaf on a wooden board canvas, painted over with oil paint. Textures of duck shell and mother-of-pearl. Gold masks are symbols to individual emotions within, also used in Russian Icon paintings.
Fish Chin, 2002
Fish Chin, 2002. Natural duck shell & mother-of-pearl textures are in this Vietnamese Lacquer painting. A trigger fish hides behind a samaurai samarai with a sword. Youthful, colorful portrait. Gold masks are symbols to individual emotions within, also used in Russian Icon paintings. This painting is currently shown at Bella Rosa Galleries Jewelry in Santa Barbara on State Street.
Saigon, 2000. Gold masks are symbols to individual emotions within, also used in Russian Icon paintings. Gold leaf and duck shell textures are set under the layers of lacquer and oil paint.
Fish, 2002. This ocean scene depicts a tower, kelp, and portrait. Textures shown are from duck shell & mother-of-pearl. Gold masks are symbols to individual emotions within, also used in Russian Icon paintings.
David, 2002. A portrait of Morris' grandson. A Vietnamese lacquer painting available through our foundation in Santa Barbara, CA.
Moose, 2002. Oil barrels are shown in the woods / nature causing pollution. Vietnamese Lacquer painting available for donation, loan, or exhibit through our non-profit foundation in Santa Barbara, California.
Koala, 2002. Textures of natural mother-of-pearl are shown in this Morris Squire Vietnamese lacquer painting of a baby with pacifier. Morris was a Jew that incorporated abstract Hebrew letters inside his artwork.
Joseph, 2002 Morris B. Squire. A Vietnamese Lacquer painting featuring a couple, created with layers of gold leaf under oil paint. Textures of natural mother of pearl.
Gypsy, 2000. This portrait of a lady under an umbrella is set with textures of natural duck shell & mother-of-pearl. Oil paints are painted over a sheet of gold leaf.
Viet Nam, 2002
Viet Nam, 2002. An abstract Vietnamese lacquer painting with scuba divers and model as subject. Natural texture from duck shell is used around the eyes, and mother of pearl on the flippers. Currently on display at Bella Rosa Galleries Jewelry on State Street in Santa Barbara.
Warrior, 2000. Happy warrior depicted in this Vietnamese Lacquer painting. Hammered gold leaf is seen under the oil paint. Duck shell texture is the light crackled texture shown in the right of the artwork.
Horse Girl, 2000
Horse Girl, 2000. Depiction of the annual Solstice parade in Santa Barbara, California. Vietnamese Lacquer art showing a girl on a horse, adorned in natural duck shell textures.
Stiltpur, 2000. An abstract self portrait of Morris B. Squire. Gold leaf and mother of pearl are shown in this Vietnamese Lacquer painting art.