ADD FUEL is the work of Portuguese artist Diogo Machado.
‘Saudade is a feeling of longing, melancholy, desire, and nostalgia that is characteristic of the Portuguese temperament. It describes a deep emotional state; a yearning.’
After a long period of time working from home and in the studio, last week I had the chance to travel to the south of my Portugal to paint this mural in the historic center of beautiful Lagos in Algarve. What an amazing way to slowly go back to a new normal. During these strange times we all live in, this feeling and message makes more sense than ever, we all miss something nowadays, we miss our loved ones, we miss hugging, we miss freedom, we miss our life. Saudade is a feeling we, as Portuguese always feel, now and always.
Photo © Diogo Machado