Behind the Print: Bull in a China Shop
We all know that one person that makes us clutch to our family heirlooms, precious china and prized possessions (think that scene from Mary Poppins where the neighbours cannon goes off). Inspired by the idiom, Bull in a China Shop is an ode to these individuals who just can’t help but cause havoc wherever they go.
Idioms serve as one of Karen’s go to inspiration sources. Funny metaphors relate to her love for humour which is injected into each of her designs. One of Karen’s favourite turn a phrase, this is not the first time this particular idiom has inspired her. The illustration features ornate ceramics and knickknacks at different phases of being destroyed by four charging bulls. Some have already hit the ground, creating shards of what were once pieces of art while others are still floating in the air waiting for impact.
The print was set on a Garnet background inspired by the red capes traditionally used and worn by Spanish Matadors. The print is available in a 70x70 Silk Scarf and organic cotton pyjama set.