Antonio Mele is a visual artist from Naples, Italy. He was well into his thirties and had worked in other careers, when he suddenly discovered a strong artistic vocation. He began experimenting in painting, sculpture and engraving. In his early 40's he obtained a university diploma in teaching art, and went on to graduate from the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples, finishing his thesis on the carving techniques on marble and semi-precious stones.
Antonio is a unusual and inventive artist now working in a variety of media. His Angel has joined a few other angels already residing in the garden. As could be expected from Antonio, though apparently genderless, his angel has decidedly masculine qualities.