Learning more about Secunda and his work, the fundamental question that Secunda asks, for me, is "What is art and what can it communication?" It is the same question that Andre Bazin asked about the cinema,"Qu'est-ce que le cinéma?” The difference is that Bazin was a film theorist and critic. Bazin was not a filmmaker. Secunda is an artist and remarks about art through his art. Although he might have worked as an art critic and theorist he is first and foremost an artist. This makes him more like the filmmakers of the Nouvelle Vague rather than their artistic father, Andre Bazin.
Perhaps Arthur would disagree with me, perhaps not, regarding this question pertaining to his work; I have not asked him. What I do know is that he does not like to intellectualize his art. It is what it is.
All of it is up to the viewer. In that case, I’ll take the liberty I am granted as the viewer. Whether it is a reproduction of the back of his hand, or the running men Watts Series, or the galaxy, Secunda is able to turn something as ordinary as a hand into art, and something as magnificent as the galaxy into an abstraction - being two things at the same time, inherently asking the question what is it and how is it beautiful. For this viewer, the answer is: it is incredibly beautiful and it is transcendental art.