Lola Almohada

artist:  Paula Barragan

filmmaker:  Fritz Boonzaier

1932 Pillow, N.Arnold  U.S. patent no. Des. 86,345

In Spanish, Lola is a diminutive for Dolores, meaning grief and pain.  This pillow has a name but not an identity.  It is like a guardian angel for all seasons. A tender body pillow for night, comfortable when loneliness and regret float in the darkness, its warm texture carries one safely into the morning light, fullfilling the need for love, company, and caresses. Sometimes, Lola must comfort the sleeping person or wipe an occasional tear.