Rachelle Meyer’s FACES ON THE FERRY project will be part of our visual identity for 2023!
As an incubator, we want to join forces with the talent that our community has and use our platforms to promote our artists-in-residence as much as we can. That’s why we launched an open call among visual artists at Treehouse NDSM to select a series of images that will be part of our communications for the full coming year.
ABOUT 'FACES ON THE FERRY'
FACES ON THE FERRY is a multimedia art project by illustrator Rachelle Meyer that started in a tiny sketchbook on the NDSM ferry in Amsterdam. While making portraits of her fellow commuters, Rachelle discovered an unexpected relationship between the quiet nature of a ferry trip and the slow unfolding of time. Faces on the Ferry also acts as a chronicle of the dynamic growth and diverse population of Amsterdam Noord. In the seasonal collection, some of the original sketches were developed into color illustrations. There are four for each season of the year, each season using a four-color palette with one color that carries through to the next to create a sense of flow. Faces on the Ferry was presented as an art installation at NDSM FUSE from November 1 - 24, 2019 featuring sixteen silkscreen prints alongside the film of the original sketchbook. This project has been supported by the AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts).
Project website | Artist’s website
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Rachelle is an American illustrator, artist, and writer living in the Netherlands. Her cartoons and comics have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Austin Chronicle. Her artwork is distinctive in its expressive line, harmonious color palettes, sensitivity, and humor. Her multimedia art project, Faces on the Ferry, marked her return to the world of fine arts and captured the attention of media outlets such as Het Parool, Flow Magazine, and The Guardian. She can usually be found either at her home or studio in Amsterdam Noord, or riding her bike between these two places. She also loves to travel, read books, and draw people when they're not looking. She lives with a husband, a son, one oversized tomcat, and two wild rabbits.
Faces on the Ferry was featured in many press outlets. Check the articles here