My name is Cai Tse and I am a freelance designer, illustrator and lion dancer based in Sydney, Australia. I currently run two brands, 'Art of Cai' and 'The Seventh Lion'.
The Seventh Lion is an homage to my heritage and a place to exhibit my passion for the art of the Lion Dance, a traditional dance in Chinese culture. I created The Seventh Lion as a means to shed light on the global Lion Dance community, a community built on the dedication and hard work of its practitioners and fans.
Under this brand, I create a wide range of collectibles that help lion dancers around the world express their dedication to this art form. As a creative, this brand serves as an additional platform for me to explore various different creative media and ways to portray the lion, its dancers and its history.
WHAT IS GICLEE? All of my art prints are Giclée prints.
Giclée describes a process of digital printing using high quality, archival inks on special printing paper (cotton, canvas, watercolour) also designated as archival. Prints are produced using larger brand-name printer models that hold up to 12 ink cartridges for exceptional colour reproduction of digital artwork on premium paper stock. Giclée prints are archival, acid and lignin free, and water-resistant.
I have produced a lot of prints throughout my art career using various printers on a variety of different paper stock. Giclée prints are by far the best reproduction of my work that I have found and I would not have it any other way.