Cordell Taylor

Artist Statement

Influenced by our surrounding environment and the amazing geological masses and diversity that define our state, this series takes on architectural or even geological like qualities. They are a metamorphosis of nature and man. Their asymmetrical forms penetrate and lock into each other, creating new forms in which each shape grows from, or supports the other, giving the illusion of growth.

Investigations of shape, color and texture that define form and space, these sculptures are also studies of mass and balance, both visual and implied, emphasizing a relationship between scale and proportion.


Cordell Taylor was born in Salt Lake City, UT in 1960. He worked in the oilfields in the western states and was an iron worker and fabricator from 1979-1987. He attended the University of Utah, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture in 1992. He is a very strong and productive assemblage artist and constructive sculptor.

Taylor received the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Award in the Arts (2002) and a Utah Individual Artist Grant from the Utah Arts Council (1998). He also won a merit award at the Springville Museum of Art Spring Salon in 1999.


Cordell Taylor’s CV