Artist's Statement

Several years ago, I moved to Oregon after 25 years in Southeast Alaska where the weather in any given month can be like western Oregon in January. I fell in love with the Oregon spring, especially the voluptuous blossoming trees and falling flowers. Many of my pictures are visual haiku poems of this season, of moments of beauty and the fragile transience of beauty. I also like to do narrative poem montages of two or more images that wander into dream territory.


Images are printed and framed to archival quality using an Epson wide-format printer, Epson pigmented inks, Epson Enhanced Matte paper or Hannemuhle Photo Rag, and Nielsen Bainbridge archival frames with acid-free 8-ply mats, backing boards and uv-resistant glass. Prints are soft-mounted to the mat with linen hanging tape.

All prints are available in various sizes, as well as matted-only and print-only, if you choose to do your own framing. Please contact me if you would like to buy one of my pieces, or if you have any questions about them. Thanks for visiting!

Recent and Scheduled Shows


April-May 2006: Sound Grounds - 3701 SE Belmont
September-November 2006: Palios - center of the Ladd Addition
October-November 2006: Coffee Crutch - 1023 SW Yamhill
November 2006 - February 2007: Ramekins Cafe - SE Division & 12th Ave
February 2007: Destino Cafe - NE Fremont & 14th Ave
March 2007: Urban Grind - 911 NW 14th Ave
February 21-25 2008: Portland Home & Garden Show juried exhibit


December 2008: Arts-In-Action Salem Downtown "Something Red" juried gallery walk show (Umpqua Bank & Grand Vines -- received "Best of Show" award
January 2009: Beanery Cafe - Liberty St.
August 2010: Stone Buddha - Asian Marketplace - Silverton, Oregon
December 2010: Beanery Cafe - Liberty St.

Copyright 2003-2006 Michael Cushing. All Rights Reserved.