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 musical women, dressed in musical notes, playing the saxophone, on a bright orange background. On the front, it reads "Music Heals the Body and Soul". On the back it reads "Music Heals the Body and Soul, The Best thing to Listen to all Day and Night", signed and dated "Mary L. Proctor 2020"
Dimensions: 4"L x 24"W x 1.5"H
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