The Change, Porthole 1. (23 1/2" round) Designed and hooked by Jackie Alcock, Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada, 2011.
The Change is a subtle and humorous look at middle age and menopause. From a distance the viewer sees six large portholes hanging on the wall. The viewer looks through the portholes and sees a woman of a certain age standing on a wharf, looking out to sea at a passing iceberg. From porthole to porthole, the viewer witnesses the woman’s transformation as she realizes that the change of life is now upon her. She takes action, and the viewer follows her story. The iceberg represents passing time—both the regrets and the joys. Life is as fleeting as the melting ice. One must go for its cooling comfort or be left behind.
Jackie has made a fun comic book of her experience hooking this rug. Click here to view the comic.
To read more about Jackie’s fun look at middle age and menopause, please see the June/July/August 2012 issue of Rug Hooking magazine. To purchase a copy of this issue, please click here or to subscribe to Rug Hooking, click subscribe.