Andy Hamilton’s wife told him he was “a little off.”
That’s how Twisted Mind Rusty Metal got its name, Hamilton said.
A Lutz resident since 1965, Hamilton spent 40 years as a mason and 18 years as the owner of his own construction company.
Then art took hold.
As the owner of Twisted Mind, founded about a year ago, Hamilton turns used materials such as car parts and everyday tools into eclectic garden art.
The first items he created were plant holders, Hamilton said. And it grew from there.
Hamilton sells his work at green festivals throughout the Bay area, including Odessa Organic Farmer's Market Green After Dark and Food Truck Festival.
The most unusual item Hamilton has used in a piece?
“Old potato ricers for bird’s heads,” he said.
And if you have an idea in mind, Hamilton will create custom pieces for customers, he said.
To purchase an item, customers can contact him via his Facebook page, or look for him at local green markets, Hamilton said.