After losing 4 relatives to a house fire in February 1995, a small but angelic voice came to her 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 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 deliverers.
In this sculpture, Missionary Mary L. Proctor carved two ladies, dressed in a blue and red spotted full length dress with matching head coverings, picking flowers. This work is double sided. In one side, the ladies facing to the left, it reads "Every Body". On the flip side, ladies facing to the right, it reads "Love A Flower", along with the signage of Missionary Mary L. Proctor. On the bottom of this work, there is also a little script Missionary Mary L. Proctor added. It says "This is a sculpture cut out by Mary. Every Body Loves A Flower Every Body By Mary L Proctor 2017"
Dimensions: 10 x 3.5 x 11"
MEMBERS' PRICE: $180.00