Hechle, Ann (13 of 17) National Life Stories Collection: Crafts' Lives

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  • Subjects

    Book arts

  • Recording date

    2004-03-10, 2004-03-14, 2005-04-08

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's home, Somerset

  • Interviewees

    Hechle, Ann, 1939- (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Hughes, Hawksmoor (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 13: [Tape 7 Side B] Description of learning to draw a still life, remarks on learning to change one’s way of looking at the world. Remarks on the interaction between the outside world and the maker whilst creating a piece of work. Comments on discovering a deeper level of meaning in her work through the ‘Lavender’s Blue’ project and realising that work is a journey towards discovering meaning. Remarks on not knowing where her un-commissioned work will be displayed. Comments on knowing when a piece of work is finished. Description of getting an idea, remarks on not being able to force an idea. Remarks on being fed by her work. Mentions reading extensively for research. Description of using the I Ching as an oracle and becoming interested in its imagery. Description of making a piece of work based around the I Ching called ‘The Chinese Book of Changes’. Long description of I Ching. Remarks on the links between I Ching and Sacred Geometry.

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    Life story interview with Ann Hechle, calligrapher

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