By Bridget West
About the pillowcases
Pillows epitomise intimacy and are vastly empty when there is no one there. Pillow Talk explores very personal journey from South Africa to London. The search is ultimately not only for a physical, but for an inner ‘home’. The multi-functional and interactive qualities instilled in the pillow encourage the journey of discovery further: the more one interacts with the piece, the deeper the understanding. Read and share in her secrets, embrace her fears, dreams and aspirations as she moved from one home to create another, from empty to full, from Lonely to Love. What matters in the end is that we find passion, and home away from home. That we find people that understand us and that we relate to. This pillow reflects a language between the people whose heads might lie on it, because no matter where you are from, or where you believe you are going, you all hope you end up here.
About Bridget West
Bridget West is a designer. She completed her BA in Drama and English in 1994, and the following year her Higher Diploma in Education at the University of Natal, South Africa. Her passion was theatre arts in particularly designing puppets. She taught in South Africa for 3 years before coming to teach in London. In 2001, she took up Art and Design at Kensington and Chelsea, and then completed her BA Art & Design degree from Central Saint Martins in 2004 were her interest was in ‘The Recycled Home: Household Functional Art’. In 2003, she studied sewing at the London College of Fashion, and an embroidery course at the Mary Ward Centre in 2004. She makes household functional art from home and has appeared in exhibitions across the UK.