Kansas City-born illustrator, painter, ceramicist and part-time junk collector, Dick Daniels is a child of the 50's who blossomed in the full glare of the psychedelic '60's, influenced by the underground comix movement, abandoned amusement parks, American folk art and cheap commercial packaging.  Daniels worked as an illustrator at the Kansas City Star and a humor card artist for Hallmark for 25 years.

For extra fun he creates oddball wooden signs painted on found and forgotten weathered woods in his ramshackle basement studio as well as Hammerspace Community Workshop surrounded by a sprawling mass of artifacts from his past, present and future.  Carnival punks, Rat Fink model kits, wooden processed cheese boxes, half-finished robots, Madballs, Smurf collectibles, stacks of Roi-Tan cigar boxes, millions of old plastic and hard rubber toys, boxes and parts of rusty junk.