For the last few years my works have related to my childhood memories. The happy times, precious objects of the past and people who once lived and now continue their existence in our memories. In a sense all these works make up a self-portrait of who I am, created by the events and people around me. I have early memories of rain; five years old, sitting by the window watching each drop run down. I could sit there and watch the drops for hours. All those important objects in my childhood, the baby doll, Raggedy Ann and the sweet red raspberries in our garden. I was always in those bushes, naked tasting the red sweetness on my tongue. My memories of joy and the people who gave me these memories, Grandma and Grandpa, Mom and Daddy, my brothers and sister, Mormor and all my big family. The all contributed to my life, made my existence unique and special and most importantly filled me with memories to treasure for a lifetime. I wish I'll never forget these times, and so I freeze my memories. Frozen in time, I don't have to be afraid to loose them. I'll keep the happy times, frozen forever in my mind.
Helena Aschbacher, April 2004.
2001 - 2004 The Surrey Instistute of Art and Design, University, CollegeBA (Hons) Arts and Media
2000 - 2001 The Surrey Institute of Art and Design, University, CollegeFoundation Studies in Art and Design
1997 - 2000 Tibble Gymnasium, Taby, SWEDENThe program of Aesthetics, art and design
2005 March: Akersberga Bibliotek, Akersberga, Sweden
2005 Febuary: Galleri Hagman, Stockholm Sweden
2004 Nov: Ensta Krog, Taby, Swedem
2004 Sep: Art Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
2004 Summer: Akersberga Bibliotek, Akersberga, Sweden
2004 July: City Art Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
2004 May - June: The Surrey Institute of Art and Design, Farnham, England
2003 April: Ensta Krog, Taby, Sweden
2000 June: Karby Gard, Taby, Sweden
1999 May: Karby Gard, Taby, Sweden
1997 March: Liljevalchs Ungdoms salong, Stockholm, Sweden