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 piece "Missionary" Marry L. Proctor painted a rooster on a found piece of sheet metal. On the front of the piece, she painted a large rooster with words like "Love Rooster", "Abide", "Believe", "Endure", "Grace", "Forgive" and "Hope", then signed and dated. On the back side of this piece, it reads "Handle with care, this is a tin cut out. By a famous artist Mary L. Proctor. I grew up loving to play with roosters; they was very fast, hard to catch. So happy to know you have this tin, with a message, the key is lock, endure, By Mary L. Proctor 2021". Comes with a metal wire on top for hanging.
Dimensions: 26"L x 28"W x 1.5"H
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