Textile artist Tilleke Schwarz was born in 1946 in the Netherlands and developed her craft at the Academy for Arts and Industry, Enschede and the Free Academy for Modern Art, The Hague. Until 2004, her career as an artist was combined with working for the Dutch National Government.
Tilleke Schwarz makes poetic work with a humorous undertone. It reminds me a bit of graffiti, but subtle embroidered. The craziness of everyday life, cats and old samplers are important sources of inspiration. "The reality is often more surprising, astonishing and moving than they can invent yourself."