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Making of the Crucifix

   
     
 
Life size bison made from welded nails
North Dakota buffalo sculpture
  Bison sculpture
     
  

Ever since I was very young I have wondered what a soul might look like, having had a near death experience and losing family and friends, I am amazed at the strength and courage that shows up when we are attacked and feel defeated. I know where that strength comes from but what does that look like?

Being a visual person I wanted to bring those curiosities to life. I took my favorite medium nails, thousands of them, welded them into hundreds of birds. The birds represent events in our lives that make us who we are.

Doves and Ravens, give us a visual form of right and wrong, good and evil, peace and turmoil, joy and anguish, all struggling to take the shape of what could be our final form.

Like a soul embodied in a cage desperately reaching through the bars for things in our lives that were taken away from us. No matter how hard we try we cannot get them back. Yet on the inside we all are given the strength that lifts us up and helps us preserve.

My hope for this sculpture is for us to step back from our busy lives and look into our own soul, having the strength to chase away the fear and get back up makes us who we are.  And to also realize that we impact other peoples souls as well.

"In My Soul"
made from welded nails
  ArtPrize 2013 entry
     
 
"Mantis Dreaming"                                ArtPrize 2011 entry  
                       Top 10   
preying mantis sculpture                 Purchased - Eric and Sarah Jorgensen- Wisconsin
     


 "Dancing With Lions"

Lion sculpture
Male lion sculpture
 

                 ArtPrize 2010 entry
                          Top 10

 

 

Purchased by Donna and Cargill MacMillan Jr. for
the Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Palm Desert, California

     
     
 
Wild Arabian Stallion sculpture- made from 3/8" steel plate
Purchased-private collector-Arizona
horse sculpture

 

  Raging bull sculpture made from 3/8" steel plate
Purchased- private collector- Kentucky
bull sculpture
     
 
Bill's  ArtPrize 2009 entry "Moose" sculpture     Fire Breathing Dragon sculpture
Purchased- private collector- Michigan   Purchased-private collector-Wisconsin

Moose sculpture

 

 

     

 
Starting upper left:  Bill receives his award for his bison sculpture made from nails. Center:  Christ sculpture made from nails. Upper right:  bear sculpture made from welded steel nails, (now in downtown Aspen).  Lower left:  garden sculpture of a  scorpion made from steel plate. Lower right: a giant sculpture of a core 10 steel fire-breathing swamp monster in Alabama..  
Bill Secunda Studios presents fantastic metal art, many made from nails and steel.. These are custom, museum quality pieces that are exhibiting in garden art, sculpture, animal sculptures, moose sculpture, bear sculpture, bison sculpture, lion sculpture, gorilla sculpture, dragon, monster, preying mantis sculpture, scorpion sculpture, metal artist, metal sculpture, outdoor sculpture, life-size sculpture, giant sculpture, sculptures for zoos, garden sculpture, landscape art, such places as the Carnegie Museum in Pittsgurgh, Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum in Williamsburg, Virginia, Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, AL horse sculpture, bull sculpture, Christ sculpture, crucifix, , Saint Louis Zoo in Missouri, The Cleveland Metropark Zoo in Cleveland, Ohio,  Kansas City Zoo, ABC Pest Control in Dallas, Texas, Marmon Keystone Headquarters, Florida Gulf Coast University, and now on the streets of Denver, Colorado.   Sculptures include a metal grizzly bear, black bear, bison, buffalo, baboon, orangutang, lion, scorpions, spiders, mosquitos, ants, beetles, dragonfly, preying mantis, mayfly, cockroach, robots, gargoyles,dragons, swamp monster, alien.  Bill Secunda even designs inspiring spiritual and religious art such as the life-size crucifix, and beutiful  bust of Jesus Christ.
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