Ismene V. Kapandai
ISMENE V. KAPANDAI
The «Brave Lad» in the work of Natalia Mela
IN TIMES GONE BY, people who are out for a stroll gaze abstractedly, sometimes commenting on what they see; a rare picture nowadays, time flies too quickly now and the fast rhythms of life push us to the limits of our strength. For those of us, however, who have somehow managed to remain intact and retain a trace of internal balance, if they happen to be passing by Mourouzi Street and, if, by chance the gate to number 5 is open, then, they will find themselves facing a fickle and very charming world. They will be confronted with wild beasts consorting in brotherly fashion with domestic pets, pensive girls in the company of brave lads whiling away their time in the sun or the rain, depending on the season, all of them peacefully coexisting with ancient philosophers. They will also see caiques and fishing boats and bulls and roosters and owls, the work, all of it, of one woman, the sculptor, Natalia Mela.