Pete Lupo, Wildlife Artist, Lenoir NC



Pete's Philosophy

"We abuse earth because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see earth as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect."
Aldo Leopold

To me, nature, truly wild nature, is the only reality. It is the perfect cycle; it manages itself, cares for itself, and rights its own wrongs. It is not anything other than what it is. Perfect.

With my work, I create moments that depict wildlife interacting within the human world. Man is changing nature to suit his needs, often without regard to the creatures that share this world, but nature, given the chance, finds a way to live with man. The Zen masters have a word, "Satori", which means a moment of clarity, or a moment of enlightenment. I wish to engage the viewer in a moment of connection between beings of a shared space. To become aware of these moments for what they truly are, gifts from the creator.

It has been said "once you learn to view the world in a different way, the world becomes a different place."





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