ADD FUEL is the work of Portuguese artist Diogo Machado.
In Caldas, be Caldense*.
For a tiles and ceramics’ art lover, creating a mural in the city of Caldas da Rainha is both an honor and a tribute. Inspired by the enormous Bordallo Pinheiro, the richness of natural elements represented in his collections and the genius shapes of his objects, my intention was to reinterpret the legacy of traditional Caldas ceramics and offer the inhabitants of the city this tribute.
From the blue of secular tiles to the green of Bordallo cabbages, from the shape of artichokes to the one of decorative pots, from the master’s realistic fauna and flora to my own imaginary creatures, this wall that is now part of the city wants to be as Caldense as each one of its inhabitants.
*caldense: 1. the inhabitant of Caldas da Rainha
Photo © Diogo Machado