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 man and a women on a piece of metal. The piece of metal was either found or cut from a larger piece of metal. originally painted blue, but Proctor painted the front of the piece white, to contrast from the black figures and quote. Along with the figures and quote, her signature can be found in the bottom right hand corner. On the flip side of this piece, there is a written explaination for why she painted this particular piece. It reads "This is from a famous artist who believed in music heal/health", following her signature and year it was made, 2020.
Dimensions: 14 x 12.5"
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