Tag archive for Artists – P

“Missionary” Mary Proctor

In the mid-90s she had been running a junk and odds and ends store in rural north Florida when she suddenly turned to making art.

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Porter Sculpture Park – Wayne Porter

This jaw-dropping sculpture park is located on the the South Dakota Drift Prairie, with more than fifty industrial art sculptures. All created by Wayne Porter with scrap metal, old farm equipment, or railroad tie plates.

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Peacocks and rocks – Petersen Rock Gardens

Petersen Rock Gardens – Rasmus Petersen 1883 — 1952 Redmond, OR Environment with rocks Built: 1935 – 1952 Open to the public Castles and bridges, malachite and thundereggs, ponds and peacocks. This is one of the most underrated folk art environments in the United States….

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B.F. Perkins – “All my works have a message”

Hartline Assembly of God Church – Benjamin Franklin “B. F.” Perkins February 6, 1904 — January 12,1993 Bankston, AL Folk art environment and painter Built: 1969-1993 Benjamin Franklin Perkins once was a marine who guarded President Coolidge, and later he was a well-known traveling evangelist…

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Always God, Always Coca Cola — Missionary Mary Proctor

“Missionary” Mary Proctor June 11, 1960 — Tallahassee, FL Paintings, sculptures and environment Already suffering from health problems, Mary Proctor’s depression became more pronounced after losing her beloved grandmother, aunt, and uncle in a tragic house fire. She was running an odds-and-ends store in rural…

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"I enjoyed it. I never thought of it as work. I was just having a good time." – Grandma Prisbrey

Bottle Village – Tressa “Grandma” Prisbrey 1896 — 1988 Simi Valley, CA Bottle environment Built: 1956 – 1972 “I enjoyed it. I never thought of it as work. I was just having a good time.” In 1956 at the age of 61, Tressa “Grandma” Prisbrey…

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