The Shifting Transmissions (ST) series was designed in 2014. Scientific and industrial research made Sidney aware of new special-effect pigments used in the painting and coating industries. From his research and conferences he realized the importance of switching from dyes to a more light-fast pigment. And through talks with industry leaders he was able to adapt commercial practices into small-scale, more accessible studio methods. His studio applications make him a uniquely qualified consultant to the industry leaders.
These new special-effect pigments are mixed into other colored pigments to create pieces that react with light and shimmer dramatically at different angles. At times the glass is transparent, at time opaque. And still at other times the light bounces off the micron sized particles creating sparkles throughout the piece.