Bill Secunda delights in creating anything from 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 realistic animals, insects, fantasy, to representations of Christ.
Beauty and Balance
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 Secunda sees, hears, or experiences provides inspiration.
Working with a variety of clients, Bill delights in creating site-specific pieces. He learns each person's personality, likes, and dislikes through conversations that stimulate joint creativity. The combined efforts have created such things as an 18' fire-breathing monster sculpture 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, and a robotic BBQ grill. He has recently installed 3 bison sculptures for the entrance to Oklahoma Baptist University.
Several of Bill's life-like sculptures were installed at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh and at Disney's Epcot. He also created three large insect sculptures for the St. Louis Zoo as well as several twelve-foot steel cockroaches climbing the ABC Pest Control building in Dallas. A large 35-diameter spider sculpture distracts drivers as they approach turn four of the Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham. Ripley's Museum has purchased several pieces for their US and international museums. Bill has created all the trophies for the Red Bull AMA US Rookies Cup.