The main theme present through out all of James’ work is that of passing of time and how it affects this temporary space we all occupy. Everything that makes up our world is in a constant state of flux – ever changing. This finite amount of time defines and gives meaning to true beauty. The landscapes are inspired by fleeting moments and layered memories. A culmination of mental snapshots and the residual feelings left behind. His figurative work embraces the construction and deconstruction process. While he sets out to break down the figure it is important to retain the human spirit. The figures in his work are intended to be anyone and everyone that helps balance that ambiguity with human emotion.