Camas Magazine cultivates a community of writers and artists dedicated to promoting ecological and cultural diversity and resilience in the American West.
Current Issue: Winter 2015
Movement is the meandering or raging river, the passing of time, the evolution of science and the transformation of memories. Movement is also, simply, birds, whose frenetic grace is stilled on these pages in images from several superlative Western photographers. As the writers and artists featured in this issue show us, movement is the only constant. Our bodies move through days, through time, through physical space. Our cells are in constant motion, multiplying, growing, dying. Our thoughts, our minds, flit like hummingbirds from one idea to the next, from one awareness to another. Stagnation – of ideas or of bodies or of creativity – is perhaps the most unnatural of natural states. It’s all in motion, all of the time, and all we must do is succumb to gravity, flow into the current, or reach for the next handhold.