Monday, March 16, 2009


Title: Beenoculars
Medium: Pencil and Gesso on Stonehenge Paper
Size: 11''x14''

"And that's why birds do it, bees do it
Even educated fleas do it
Let's do it, let's fall in love"

Concept and idea: Inspired and based on the birds and the bees original meaning, where children learn about sex and pregnancy. I decided to use the notion of the voyeur, using binoculars to show curiosity. The birds and the bees are pollinating the flowers to show life giving. What is he doing with a bee-nocular? The mystery about this piece is, you are not sure who or where he is looking at. Is it the birds and the bees, or is it you, the viewer? Or maybe he is looking at a very pretty girl his age, or not, what do you think?

This piece will be exhibited at the birds and the bees show at Jerome Jenner Gallery this friday (March 20) along with many other amazing illustrators/artists from the industry. All art work will be up for sale for a good cause to raise money for the graduating class of 4th year illustration students at Sheridan College. I am in the process of having some giclee prints made of this for the show. I will post more about that later as it gets near. Anyways, come by and mingle, have a drink, and enjoy art if you are in the area!


Elise said...

oh peter you're so clever. BEEnoculars


Francisco Martins said...

Hey Peter,
Thanks a lot for visiting me, your stuff is really cool, I like your style too!
See you around!

Francisco Martins

La Paca Partida said...

Hello! Thank you so much for visiting me. Your work is really fantastic.

Simon Kim said...

haha, thanks peter.

I'm also excited about the Jerome show I'll try to come to the show.

Daniel Tseng said...

peter chan. this is just too sexy.

Peter Hong Chan said...

Thanks for the comments everyone.

Simon: See u at the show!!

Nico Di Mattia said...

Hey! Amazing stuff here Peter! Nice style man!
thanks for visit my blog also!.
C ya!

Leslie said...

such wonderful work, peter!

i really enjoy the binoculars :D

Peter Hong Chan said...

Nico: thanks, glad u like it.

Leslie: thanks leslie, how are you? Glad you enjoy this piece!

GOATZ said...

ahaha that's so cute and brilliant

Hyein Lee said...

Wow~! New medium~
Awesome art again, of course!!
Peepin' Tom, eh? Eh heh heh (I kid, I kid)
Can't wait for the show this Friday. See you there~

Peter Hong Chan said...

Goatz: thanks

hyein: thanks, was fun to do a whole piece with mostly pencils again. he is a peeping tom
yup! see u at the show!

Cyprian said...

Nice one Pete...didn't know you were going to execute the final this way. Good stuff!