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Barbara Sala

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Before emigrating to Canada, Montreal, in 1974, Barbara Sala, born in Germany in 1937, lived in Europe, Africa (Congo), Thailand, the United States and South America (Guyana) and the Caribbean (Dominican Republic). She has worked over the last 30 years to create a career as a painter of naïve images. http://www.barbaranaiveart.com)
and has exposed her works in Canada, the U.S., France, Poland, Spain, Tunisia and Israel. In 2004 she published "Celestine and the Magical Geranium" and in 2006 "Village of the Heart", two children's books, illustrated by the author. In February 2015 she published "INSECTUAL, the Secret of the Black Butterfly" with http://www.Booklocker.com. It is a fictionalized biography which takes place in the Congo, Bavaria a
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Barbara Sala Writing, painting, illustrating, it is all one world to me. If I am blocked somewhere, I move on and do something else. Or I am so obsessed until I un…moreWriting, painting, illustrating, it is all one world to me. If I am blocked somewhere, I move on and do something else. Or I am so obsessed until I unblock. Whenever the unconscious "speaks" I take notice, even if I do not undferstand. If no new idea comes, I let it be. I spent many years in psycho therapy, where I found the art. Before that I was neither a writer or a painter. I WAS BLOCKED. Meditation, exercises and keeping a diary do help. Without diary I wouldn't have been able to write INSECTUAL (less)
Barbara Sala Thank you Ann Diamond for asking a question. I see myself first as a painter. I am very secure concerning my visual expression. It is much more diffic…moreThank you Ann Diamond for asking a question. I see myself first as a painter. I am very secure concerning my visual expression. It is much more difficult to write a book and this was one of my life's challenges. English is my second language, my original language being German. I was lucky. I had an excellent coach/editor and proofreaders.

Did the art provide me with inspiration? Not consciously at that early time (I started writing Insectual in 1986), but I am thinking in images. This is an account of a psychotherapy and while in analysis I discovered the images. I first used crayons and later acrylics on canvas. Very few of these original paintings are described in the book. Today images appear very often together with text. I am now writing a blog where I am analyzing the illustrations of Insectual. (see www.blog.barbaranaiveart.com)

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Insectual ,The Secret of the BlackButterfly (Biographies & Memoirs)
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Description: This fast-moving saga rolls across three continents, from war-torn Europe to Africa and then to North America. In Montreal in the 1980s, Maya undergoes psychotherapy to uncover the sting of angst embedded in her psyche. From hypnosis arises the image of the black butterfly, symbol of her father. In the psychiatrist’s office, the doctor’s suggestion of friendly touching “dislodges the pebble that sets in motion an avalanche” – Maya’s anatomy of a secret seduction.
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“One of the first signs of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die. This life appears unbearable, another unattainable. One is no longer ashamed of wanting to die; one asks to be moved from the old cell, which one hates, to a new one, which one willl only in time come to hate. In this there is also a residue of belief that during the move the master will chance to come along the corridor, look at the prisoner and say: "This man is not to be locked up again, He is to come with me.”
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