ART MINUTE

This sculptor always looks around for inspiration — but her kids wish she'd stop staring at people

Louise Solecki Weir loves the satisfaction of breathing life into clay, turning earth into a portrait.

'Mom, don't stare at people like that — it's not polite'

Louise Solecki Weir loves the satisfaction of breathing life into clay, turning earth into a portrait. 0:53

Sculptor Louise Solecki Weir loves the satisfaction of breathing life into clay, turning earth into a portrait. 

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For Weir, her subjects don't need to be beautiful — "just somebody with a very interesting bone structure." She can't help but notice interesting faces while she's out in the world, but her kids wish she would stop staring. "I get in trouble with my kids," she laughs. "They say, 'Mom, don't stare at people like that — it's not polite.'"

Art Minute is a CBC Arts series taking you inside the minds of Canadian artists to hear what makes them tick and the ideas behind their work.

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