Daniela de Sousa

Daniela de Sousa

Daniela de Sousa is a visual artist and educator. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts with concentration in Sculpture from ECSU and a master’s degree in Art Education from the University of Florida. Daniela’s teaching experience began when she was a teenager, teaching guitar and music appreciation. She became a certified art teacher in 2013 and dedicated a number of years working as a k-12 art teacher in the public school system and as an art instructor at a private Montessori school. Daniela currently works as an adjunct Instructor in the Sculpture Department at ECSU. She is also responsible for developing and implementing a variety of programs and projects related to Spiral Arts Studio mission, to provide arts education and studio space to a diverse demographic.  

As an artist, Daniela has works with a variety of media, but she loves clay and specializes in ceramics. In her words:

“My work leans towards the reflective and introspective. I strive to capture the complexities of the human condition and its vulnerability, the private worlds in which we can begin to rediscover a sense of dignity and reverence for life. I look for the balance between freedom and control, space and form, light and obscurity, opposed concepts that, once achieved, invigorates and dignifies”

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