I've attempted to interview Secunda in the past. Many times. He was always reluctant about speaking about himself and his work. When I asked him what he'd like to speak about now he said, "art." There is no one better to speak about that subject. During the course of the interview, however, I directed the conversation to his art and his life. He had much to say, like the time Henry Miller asked him for art lessons. Art said, "No, if I did that it would ruin your art, Henry." Arthur understood that Henry Miller's innocent approach to his artwork would be disturbed if Arthur showed him technique, and the "correct" way to do something. Secunda's work is a wonderful example of an incredible amount of freedom, but that freedom is always guided by a master craftsman.