Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Tilleke Schwarz

Tilleke Schwarz, an artist from Holland, creates textile art with embroidery. I love these images filled with graffiti, graphic icons, and text. She has a pretty interesting background as well. As a retired policy maker for the Dutch ministry of Home Affairs she now devotes her time to create these pieces of art. I love hearing stories like this, it makes you realize ( especially when you're in your 20s and 30s) that you aren't defined by whatever you happen to be doing at that one point in your life; it's never too late to start something else. She's about to kick off her first UK solo show in Sept.