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 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. On the surfaces she paints, she glues buttons, sticks, pebbles & 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 famous quote by Abraham Lincoln which says "You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by avoiding it today" with a line under saying "Rewrote by Mary L. Proctor". On the back of this piece it reads "This is the president quote. It was in the 90's I begin to look up the presidents quotes not only was I amazed at the good quotes they said, I begin to write them and made all the presidents on doors with the body dressed in coca-cola cans. Hopefully there good quotes would be honored for the good things they said for all them", the artwork is signed and dated.
Dimensions: 16"L x 20"W x 1"H
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