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.

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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.

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“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.

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“I usually work several hours a day on this,” Benson said. “Mentally, that’s where the artistry comes in.”