“No Meio do Caminho Tinha um Muro”
Brazilian visual artist Mirleane Plaisted will display an art installation titled “No Meio do Caminho Tinha Um Muro” (There was a wall in the middle of the path). The name of the exhibition is a reference to a famous Brazilian poem called “No meio do Caminho” by Carlos Drummond de Andrade. The installation consists of sculptures of shoes collected from Brazilian immigrants living in the Pacific Northwest, which will be displayed on bricks.
Mirleane Plaisted was born in Goiânia, Brazil. She moved to the U.S in 2003, and in 2013 received her B.F.A. in 3D4M (Ceramics, Glass, and Metal) from the University of Washington. Her experiences and memories from her childhood living in the Amazon Rainforest and her life as an immigrant in the U.S are the major inspiration for her work, and are explored in multimedia sculptures and installations. She lives in Kirkland, WA, where she works in her studio.