After losing 4 relatives to a house fire in February 1995, a small but angelic voice came to Mary L. Proctor and asked her to paint a door. Once that door was completed, she sold it to a art collector. Fascinated by her work, more doors were commissioned, and thus began her career as a folk artist. Since that time, Mary has painted compulsively. Upon the surfaces she paints, she also glues buttons, sticks, pebbles, broken pieces of glass, mirror & plates. Re-assembling the broken pieces represents the process of mending. She sees herself as a missionary and the people who purchase her work as the Congregation.
In this piece "Missionary" Mary L. Proctor painted six woman, picking collard greens in the field. On the front it reads "Collard Green Pickers" and at the bottom it reads "They Healthy" signed "Mary L. Proctor". On the back it reads "I remember the time grandma Rim had a garden beside the road and they shared them"
Dimensions: 10 - 10.5"L x 12"W x 1.5"H
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