Organic shapes grow, shrink, split and join across multiple projected panels, drifting slowly from panel to panel. When a shape drifts off the edge of the one panel, it reenters into the neighboring panel; when a shape drifts off the edge of the piece, it reenters on the opposite side. The system is a closed loop, and the shapes never repeat.

Each panel imposes a different set of rules governing movement and growth, and as a shape crosses a panel boundary, its look and behavior change. Although the panels look very different, the growth on each is based on the same set of chemical models, with simple changes to the parameters of these models causing large changes in behavior.

Some pieces in the Drift Series of aware of viewers' gazes and react to where they are looking.