Tomkins practice embraces action and moment, in the sense that his act of doing or seeing, expressed fragmentally through his artistic output, creates a metaphoric space for the viewer to codify their own meaning from what is in front of them. He presents multiple times of day and emotions in the one work, which creates a yin and yang like approach to the light and shadow. The works are landscapes and they are human in perspective so therefore present the nature of the finite within the infinite. This approach means that the multi-facet nature of existence is physical first and then this honesty gives breath for the relational to form. It is within this vessel the audience may find meaning, and converse with the omnipresent of the universe.