The Boston waterfront context for Design Museum Boston’s Street…
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.