from josé luis vílchez and cora rose
This woodcut print was designed by Cora and hand-carved in the bus. Each print is hand-pressed in the studio, and the result is that every print is entirely unique.
Included:- 8x10 woodcut printed on acid-free, textured 280g/m² paper-Protected by cellophane sleeve and shipped in rigid mailer-A thank you card signed by Cora and José-A free Art We There Yet sticker
How are woodcuts made?1. First the design is sketched onto the block medium. In some cases, it is a wood block (hence the term woodcut). In this case, we used carving linoleum.2. The design is then hand-carved into the block.3. Archival ink is rolled out onto the block using a 6" rubber roller.4. The paper is carefully positioned and centered over the block, then pressed.5. When lifted off the block, the paper now contains a print of the carved block design. As the amount of ink, amount of pressure, and exact position of the paper varies each time, each print is unique and individual.
José Luis Vílchez
& Cora Rose
We are a pair of artists with the vision of understanding the world through the lens of our art.
We are in the midst of the largest art project either of us has ever taken on, Art We There Yet. We are driving 30,000 miles across North, Central, and South America aboard a school bus converted into an art and recording studio on wheels. We are creating art and music inspired by the Americas, and we are providing free arts programming in underserved communities along the way.
The goal of the project is twofold. First, to use art to highlight our shared humanity and emphasize that diversity is our greatest strength. Second, to provide valuable arts programming (murals, workshops, performances) for free in communities experiencing a lack of arts funding.
A key way we are funding the Art We There Yet project is through the sale of our music and art.
Thank you for your support!