BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The old cliche is to buy dad a tie for Father’s Day to go along with his black socks and sandals.
Now, the American Visionary Art Museum has a twist on that classic gift.READ MORE: Little Italy Set To Debut A New Mural Celebrating Italian Culture And A Few Local Icons
After retiring in 2005, Bob Benson began creating art out of mirrors.
The leaves on his trees outside of his home are tiny mirrors and he turned a garden shed into a copy of the infinity rooms created by the famous Japenese artist Toro Nagashi.READ MORE: Did You Know There's A Reason Pumpkin Spice Is So Popular?
“When I started this someone said these are such shiny, happy things,” Benson said. “I thought that would be a good name for my website.”
Every other month, Benson leads a workshop at the American Visionary Art Museum. This weekend, he’ll guide you as you build a glass mirror tie for dad for Father’s Day.MORE NEWS: Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming?
“I usually work several hours a day on this,” Benson said. “Mentally, that’s where the artistry comes in.”