James Dunning's art is featured in A Tolkienian Mathomium and The Hobbitonian Anthology by Mark T. Hooker. He has read and digested Tolkien's various works for forty years and constructs evolving mental landscapes of scenes in Middle-earth. He has tried to depict Tolkien themes presented in the Mathomium in a style consistent with J.R.R. Tolkien's own illustrative style. He also has written several articles in Beyond Bree, Lembas and Translating Tolkien: Text and Film.