Masa to Masterpiece

Daniel B. Taylor

 I have been doing acrylic on canvas for about three years. Then one day when in my kitchen I found some dried Tortillas. A moment of inspiration and I started using them as a medium. I had to work to find a  process for drying, priming and painting them so they maintain an integrity. Eventually, they can deteriorate; but, this is analogous to all things. In this world of so many complexities to find something so simple, apparent, and sustaining as a Tortilla for an art medium seems unique.  Here you will find a collection of my Tortilla works, canvas works, and a cross over of both.

I live in Austin, TX and enjoy the lifestyle, the art galleries and scenic nature. Fortunately many of the local artists have been very supportive of my work. My work is on display at iconic restaurants, a surgeon's office, metal welding shop, a rock n roll art gallery and a variety of individuals from all walks of life.

My vocation is the Tech industry where I work with people that have disabilities. The blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, and those with special needs. The task at hand is often the recompense. I hold a degree in Business Administrations.

I have to say a special thank you to those personal friends that have supported me in this endeavor. It has taken a certain amount of propping up to get the courage to put my Tortilla Art out in the World. These friends deserve a thank you from all of us. Remember, you deserve more love not less.


Daniel B. Taylor

“Everybody loves something, even if it's only tortillas.” 
― Pema Chödrön