The word mimicry dates back to 1637 and is derived from the Greek verb “mimeisthai”, or "to imitate". Mimicry is related to camouflage, in which a species resembles its surroundings or is difficult to detect.

In ancient Greece, mimesis was an idea that governed the creation of works of art, in particular, with correspondence to the physical world understood as a model for beauty, truth and the good. Plato contrasted mimesis, or imitation with “diegesis” or narrative. After Plato, the meaning of mimesis eventually shifted toward a specifically literary function in ancient Greek society, and its use has changed and been reinterpreted many times since then.

Mitala creates hand- painted furniture depicting the outdoor architecture of Athens, Tokyo and Berlin.
Her influences, artistic philosophy, experimental silkscreen application and furniture making techniques master the representation of the visual essence of things and thus create an illusion where her art expression challenges our contemporary life style in philosophical terms.