Secunda is a self-taught metal sculptor who delights in creating the
most detailed of insects to the wildest of creatures. As a
young boy he spent many hours watching a neighbor weld and fabricate
heavy equipment. The welding process intrigued him.
During welding classes, Bill would practice his welding techniques
by turning lifeless scrap metal into his first artistic creations.
Today his sculptures range from giant insects, realistic animals, to
representations of Christ.
Bill's creativity comes from the appreciation of the beauty that God gives each creature, large and small. Adding personality, balance, and a sense of movement to every piece makes each one stand out. Most everything Bill sees, hears, or experiences provides inspiration.
Bill delights in creating site-specific pieces with his clients, learning their personalities, likes and dislikes, and the conversations that stimulate joint creativity. The combined efforts have created such things as a sculpture of an 18' Fire-Breathing Monster emerging from a swamp in Alabama, a Troll that spits water on passing visitors, a garden sculpture of two Ticks jitterbugging on a globe for an entomologist in Georgia, robotic BBQ grills, and much more.
Several of Bill's life-like sculptures were on display at the
Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, and at
Disney’s Epcot. He has also created three large insect
sculptures for the St. Louis Zoo. Several twelve-foot
steel cockroaches can be seen climbing the ABC Pest Control
A large 35’ diameter spider sculpture distracts drivers as they
approach turn four of the Barber Motorsports in Birmingham.
Bill's sculptures have been spotted anywhere from people's gardens to the office of Senator Trent Lott.