After graduating from High school Cordell Taylor took a job in the oilfields of the western US becoming a professional Ironworker and Fabricator and after a down turn in the economy, he returned to the University of Utah to study Engineering. Returning to Utah and beginning his studies to become an Engineer, Taylor was side tracked by his first 3-Dimensional Design class, discovering his passion for Art. His understanding of materials and techniques coupled with his experiences as a professional Ironworker helped propel him in his new career as a sculptor with his first exhibition in NY with the National Sculpture Society in 1993.
“As an artist, I look for things that will enhance my creativity and broaden my knowledge of creating new art objects. Nature and architecture are my greatest influences. Outcroppings of geological formations or a new Museum have an equal impact on my creative energy and each send me back to the studio to derive a new composition or piece”.
Exhibiting Nationally and Internationally, Cordell has received awards for artistic achievement from the Masaryk Academy in Prague, Czech Republic, the National Sculpture Society in New York as well as the NEA, the Utah Arts Council and others.