Today we feature images by Anthony Lusardi whose work last appeared here in fall 2021.
The two hands are of my nieces, Aria and Scarlett. The stump is a section of a maple tree that used to grow in my backyard and is now used as a base to chop firewood. Through the ax marks, one can still see the tree rings, adding up to about 40 years.
Long back when I was a kid, I liked finding and watching spiders in their webs, along with other bugs. Nowadays with my iPhone 5, I like to take pics and stylize them. This little guy was hanging under my gazebo and I made the pic in mono. I often like to take away color to enhance the subject’s outlines and the contrast of dark and light.
Anthony Lusardi lives in Rockaway, N.J. While working at a Costco store, he writes poetry, mostly haiku, which has been published in journals, including Modern Haiku, The Cicada’s Cry, bottle rockets, hedgerow, Stardust Haiku, cattails, Time Haiku, and The Wales Haiku Journal. His first two chapbooks, 'spring dawn' and 'what the sky holds' were published this year.