CODY ARNALL
Thank You Thank You Thank You Have a Nice Day!Thank You Thank You Thank You Have a Nice Day!Detail
Thank You Thank You Thank You Have a Nice Day!You and I Might Learn Something From It You and I Might Learn Something From ItYou and I Might Learn Something From ItUntitled BoxDetail
Untitled Box
For Every 25 Minutes of Work Take a 5 Minute BreakFor Every 25 Minutes of Work Take a 5 Minute Break  For Every 25 Minutes of Work Take a 5 Minute BreakDetail
For Every 25 Minutes of Work Take a 5 Minute Break
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For Every 25 Minutes of Work Take a 5 Minute Break
It's Right ThereIt's Right ThereIt's Right ThereDetail
It's Right There
It'll Hold UpIt'll Hold UpDetail
It'll Hold Up
Title/Materials: Basketball, Artist's Shoes, Shoe Laces, Block of Wood, PaintTitle/Materials: Basketball, Artist's Shoes, Shoe Laces, Block of Wood, PaintTitle/Materials: Baseball Helmets, Parking Cone, Shoe Laces Title/Materials: Watering Can, Electrical Box and Wiring, Clip Lamp, Trophy StandTitle/Materials: Top Hat, Basketball, Bucket, Gas Can, Lamp Shade, Brush, Conduit, Zip TiesTitle/Materials: Top Hat, Basketball, Bucket, Gas Can, Lamp Shade, Brush, Conduit, Zip TiesTitle/Materials: Top Hat, Basketball, Bucket, Gas Can, Lamp Shade, Brush, Conduit, Zip TiesTitle/Materials: Shovels, Nuts, BoltsTitle/Materials: Shovel, Chair Parts, Nuts, BoltsTitle/Materials: Table, Lamp Shades, Lamps, Light Bulbs, Wallpaper, Electrical Receptacle, Electrical Wiring, Door Hinges, Books  Title/Materials; Table, Lamp Shades, Lamps, Light Bulbs, Wallpaper, Electrical Receptacle, Electrical Wiring, Door Hinges, BooksTitle/Materials: Chests of Drawers, Lamps, Light Bulbs, Crutches, Surge Protector, Circuit Taps, Artificial Flowers, Paint, Sawdust, Wood Glue, Extension CordTitle/Materials: Chests of Drawers, Lamps, Light Bulbs, Crutches, Surge Protector, Circuit Taps, Artificial Flowers, Paint, Sawdust, Wood Glue, Extension CordDetail 
Title/Materials: Chests of Drawers, Lamps, Light Bulbs, Crutches, Surge Protector, Circuit Taps, Artificial Flowers, Paint, Sawdust, Wood Glue, Extension CordDetail
Title/Materials: Chests of Drawers, Lamps, Light Bulbs, Crutches, Surge Protector, Circuit Taps, Artificial Flowers, Paint, Sawdust, Wood Glue, Extension CordDetail
Title/Materials: Chests of Drawers, Lamps, Light Bulbs, Crutches, Surge Protector, Circuit Taps, Artificial Flowers, Paint, Sawdust, Wood Glue, Extension CordTitle/Materials: Filing Cabinets, Fish Tank, Fluorescent Fixtures, Fluorescent Bulbs, Lamp, Light bulb, Linoleum Flooring, Electrical Receptacles, Electrical Wiring, Paint, Sawdust, Wood GlueTitle/Materials: Filing Cabinets, Fish Tank, Fluorescent Fixtures, Fluorescent Bulbs, Lamp, Light bulb, Linoleum Flooring, Electrical Receptacles, Electrical Wiring, Paint, Sawdust, Wood GlueTitle/Materials: Filing Cabinets, Fish Tank, Fluorescent Fixtures, Fluorescent Bulbs, Lamp, Light bulb, Linoleum Flooring, Electrical Receptacles, Electrical Wiring, Paint, Sawdust, Wood GlueDetail
Title/Materials: Filing Cabinets, Fish Tank, Fluorescent Fixtures, Fluorescent Bulbs, Lamp, Light bulb, Linoleum Flooring, Electrical Receptacles, Electrical Wiring, Paint, Sawdust, Wood GlueTitle/Materials: Suitcases, Fluorescent Fixtures, Fluorescent Bulbs, Name Badge Stickers, Electrical Receptacles, Electrical Wiring and BoxTitle/Materials: Suitcases, Fluorescent Fixtures, Fluorescent Bulbs, Name Badge Stickers, Electrical Receptacles, Electrical Wiring and BoxDetail
Title/Materials: Suitcases, Fluorescent Fixtures, Fluorescent Bulbs, Name Badge Stickers, Electrical Receptacles, Electrical Wiring and BoxTitle/Materials: Wicker Baskets and Cornucopia, Light Fixtures, Light Bulbs, Electrical Receptacles, Electrical Wiring, Plaster Column, Paint, Sawdust. Wood Glue, Extension CordDetail
Title/Materials: Wicker Baskets and Cornucopia, Light Fixtures, Light Bulbs, Electrical Receptacles, Electrical Wiring, Plaster Column, Paint, Sawdust. Wood Glue, Extension CordTitle/Materials: Mops, Makeup Case, Artificial Flowers, Light Fixture, Light Bulb, Paint, Sawdust, Wood GlueDetail
Title/Materials: Mops, Makeup Case, Artificial Flowers, Light Fixture, Light Bulb, Paint, Sawdust, Wood GlueTitle/Materials: Makeup Case, Foosball Parts, Telephone Wiring, Lamp Post, Light Fixture, Glass Light Covering, Electrical Wiring, Paint, Sawdust, Wood GlueDetail
Title/Materials: Makeup Case, Foosball Parts, Telephone Wiring, Lamp Post, Light Fixture, Glass Light Covering, Electrical Wiring, Paint, Sawdust, Wood GlueDetail
Title/Materials: Makeup Case, Foosball Parts, Telephone Wiring, Lamp Post, Light Fixture, Glass Light Covering, Electrical Wiring, Paint, Sawdust, Wood GlueTitle/Materials: School Desk, Rubber Conduit, Steel, 220v PlugTitle/Materials: Briefcases, plungers, Name Badge StickersDetail
Title/Materials: Briefcases, plungers, Name Badge StickersTitle/Materials: Igloo Cooler, Baseball Helmet, Ketchup Bottles, Corncob Holders, Plastic Bathroom CupsTitle/Materials: Igloo Cooler, Baseball Helmet, Ketchup Bottles, Corncob Holders, Plastic Bathroom Cups 
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Installation with Collected Objects from Studio Installation with Collected Objects from StudioTitle/Materials: School Desk, Instructor's PodiumTitle/Materials: Desk Lamp, Parking Cone, Clock, Soap DispensersPart of "Furious Drawing Machines" Performance at Green Porject's "Draw-a-thon" in New Orleans, LA.Detail
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In the context of being art, or part of an art work, a familiar object becomes a potent question for viewers to contemplate. It prods viewers to recall the functions of and places the particular items are used. A simple union of a few familiar objects speaks volumes to viewers. The combining of even the most disparately related items will allow us to formulate new meanings or metaphors for the shapes due to the merging of their original individual purposes. I examine this with my sculptural works that explore the union of commonplace domestic and industrial objects.

I accept the baggage that comes along with them; their histories and functions and what each suggests. My intention with these objects, however, is to subvert the contextual boundaries which define them. I manipulate them in opposition to the way they are normally presented, encountered and understood, but leave them recognizable. I am interested in the absurdity of obstructing function and creating unexpected associations between ordinary things.

Ultimately, I strive to provide something entertaining to look at. This can be challenging when working with static sculpture. To keep the viewer engaged, I imply energy, force and movement. I use awkwardly balanced compositions that seem to want to fall over, defy gravity, spin out of control or walk away. I force incongruent objects to depend on one another for support by intersecting and embedding them, creating animated arrangements motivated by indiscernible forces and circumstances.

Titles for these manipulated and combined object works are exactly what is provided in the materials list. I choose to title the work that way in order to force viewers to recall the information that is right there in front of them. I give viewers only what they can deduce from looking at the work, directing them back to the sculptures for further investigation. The title reinforces the primacy of the information that is right in front of the viewers, and requires them to consult their own personal experiences with the objects.
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