Sempervivus LLCArt and Design

Student Work

This collection celebrates the artwork of the many students Darwin has worked with over the past few years. It includes examples of K-12 students, and special populations including work by homeless adults, incarcerated youth and students with special needs. We are always amazed at the work that comes out of the simple exchange of ideas with kids. Words and images intermingle with culture and history to produce a rich fabric of artwork. Below are links to project galleries which show examples from artist-in-residence projects.


Elementary School
Poetry and Art Genius Camp Gallery
Poetry and Art Genius Camp 

Darwin and poet, singer and song-writer Arni Adler and have joined creative forces to create the Poetry and Art Genius Camp. This series of one-week summer workshops engage 3rd-6th graders in creative adventures with Poetry and Art. See more...

Paper Engineering Gallery
Paper Engineering

Students in grades K-5 explored paper engineering and designed and created pop-up cards and books relevant to subjects they were studying in their classrooms at Arbor Heights Elementary, Seattle WA. See more...

Word Travels Gallery
Word Travels

Sponsered by the Tacoma Art Museum and designed by storyteller Merna Hecht, Darwin and Merna worked together in this residency with elementary studentsat Bryant Elementary School in Tacoma WA to create magical interplays of art and words inspired by author/illustrator Eric Carle. See more...

Middle and High School
Centrum Workshops - Explorations and WaterWorld
Centrum Workshops - Explorations and Waterworld

Explorations: Blue Heron Middle School(see photos of Explorations)
Water World (Grades 5-6)(see photos of Water World)
Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, Washington (map)
Learn about youth programs at Centrum

Installation Art Gallery
Installation Art

These images represent work done during a two-week long installation class for high school students at the Gage Academy. Examples include models of installations and finished work. See more...

Sculptural Stories and Triangle Triplet Poems
Sculptural Stories and Triangle Triplet Poems

Math, art and storytelling inspired sculptures and 'Triangle Triplet' poems during a middle school residency in Yakima, WA. See more...


Figure Sculpture Gallery
Figure Sculpture

Middle school students at Washington Middle School in Yakima, WA explored figure sculpture using a tape casting technique during this two week residency. Darwin collaborated with a language and literacy teacher to have the students explore issues relevant their lives. See more...


Special Populations
Path With Art Gallery
Path with Art

This gallery represents the artwork done by women in transitional housing participating in classes through a Path with Art. The participants created sculptures which were installed in City Hall Park in Seattle, in September 2008. See more...

Remorse Reconstructed  Gallery
Remorse Reconstructed

This gallery documents a project in which incarcerated young women from Remann Hall worked with artists to create an installation for the grand opening of the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA. See more... Exhibition Catalogue

Professional Development
Shell Lake Art Center Gallery
Shell Lake Art Center

This gallery is representative of the artwork created during a teacher's workshop held at the Shell Lake Arts Center in 2008. Shell Lake, WI. See more...

Community Events
Smoky River Hills Festival
Planet Ark

In conjunction with the visit by His Holiness the Dalai Lama for the Seeds of Compassion conference in Seattle, this Arts Corp project involved elementary aged children creating a sculpture expressing compassion for all life on planet earth Learn more...


Smoky River Hills Festival
Smokey River Hills Festival

Darwin coordinated and guided the creation of large sculptures for the Smoky Hills River Festival an annual arts festival sponsored by the Salinas Arts Commission in Salina KS. Learn more...