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 an 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 or broken pieces of glass, mirror or plates. To her, reassembling 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" Marry L. Proctor painted a women, dressed in bright patterned dress, carrying a bag of the same fabric, on a bright pink background. On the front of the piece, it reads "Freedom he that the son has set free is free indeed". On the back of the piece, it reads "Freedom is created by the famous artist and it's the word he will set you free and give you a chance over and over again." Signed and dated "Mary 2020"
Dimensions: 4"L x 24"W x 1.5"H
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