Exploring ruins, hunting down dragon lairs, and visiting sites of pilgrimage are the beginning of James Tomlin’s research into the relics of storytelling. Through inhabiting the physical geographies significant to folk stories he hopes to understand the virtual landscapes and secondary worlds that are created in the repetitive and evolving processes of folklore and fairytale (from the oral tradition to post-internet society).
While continuing to appropriate images, text and objects, his research has led him to crochet. The process of piercing and generating fabric acts as a spatio-temporal material record. With particular interest in the historical, museological and contemporary presentation of stories he explores an intertextual layering of information.