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Ros Rixon

Captured Tales of Love and Lust


Ros Rixon

Captured Tales of Love and Lust

“I never set out to be a book artist, it just happened…” Ros Rixon


Ros Rixon Spheres

Ros Rixon only works with the very best materials for her art - the best piquements and vintage papers and all her glass spheres are handblown crystal which are bespoke to her. Each piece is therefore unique and has their own little quirks which Ros feels adds to their character.


Lady Chatterley’s Lover Hand blown lead crystal Sphere 32 cms Sphere filled with text taken from 1932 edition of Lady Chatterley’s Lover.

“All hopes of eternity and all gain from the past he would have given to have her there, to be wrapped warm with him in one blanket, and sleep, only sleep. It seemed the sleep with the woman in his arms was the only necessity.” £4750

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‌to be wrapped warm with him in one blanket‌


Madame Bovary Hand blown lead crystal Sphere 27 cms Sphere filled with text taken from a c.1950 edition of Madame Bovary.

“Before she married, she thought she was in love; but the happiness that should have resulted from that love, somehow had not come. It seemed to her that she must have made a mistake, have misunderstood in some way or another. And Emma tried hard to discover what, precisely, it was in life that was denoted by the words ‘joy, passion, intoxication’, which had always looked so fine to her in books.” £3750

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The Perfumed Garden Hand blown lead crystal Sphere 14 cms Sphere filled with text taken from 1963 edition of The Perfumed Garden of Sensual Delight, a 15th Century Islamic sex manual similar to the Hindu Karma Sutra.

“There are women of all sorts; that there are such as are worthy of praise, and such as deserve nothing but contempt. In order that a woman may be relished by men, she must have a perfect waist, and must be plump and lusty.” £975

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‌she must have a perfect waist, and must be plump and lusty‌


Wuthering Heights Hand blown lead crystal Sphere 24 cms Sphere filled with text taken from a 1949 edition of Wuthering Heights.

“If he loved you with all the power of his soul for a whole lifetime, he couldn’t love you as much as I do in a single day.” £2750 SOLD

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‌he couldn’t love you as much as I do in a single day


Pride and Prejudice Hand blown lead crystal Sphere 12 cms Sphere filled with text taken from Pride and Prejudice.

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” £675 SOLD

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Ros Rixon Love Lines

The following works were inspired by How do I love thee? Sonnet 43 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of being and ideal grace. I love thee to the level of every day’s Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light. I love thee freely, as men strive for right. I love thee purely, as they turn from praise. I love thee with the passion put to use In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith. I love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath, Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death. All text has been printed using archival pigment inks on antique and vintage papers.


Love Lines I - How do I Love Thee? Round glass scent bottle 12 cms Hand blown crystal glass bottle & text Limited Edition of 5

ÂŁ575 SOLD

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Love Lines II - How do I Love thee? Elliptical scent bottle 12 cms Hand blown crystal glass bottle & text Limited Edition of 5

ÂŁ575 SOLD

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Love Lines III - How Do I Love thee? Teardrop scent bottle 12 cms Hand blown crystal glass bottle & text Limited Edition of 5

ÂŁ575

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Love Lines IV - How do I Love thee? Cranberry vintage glass and Silver scent bottle 12 cms Vintage glass bottle & text Unique Piece

ÂŁ675 SOLD

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Love Lines V - How do I Love thee? Glass Cube 15 cms3 Limited Edition of 5

ÂŁ650 SOLD

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Love Lines VI - How do I Love thee? Glass Cube 15 cms3 Limited Edition of 5

ÂŁ650

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Ros Rixon

Captured Tales of Love and Lust Ros Rixon began working with text and books at University while trying to get to grips with the meaning of art. Over a period of time, the books began to take over her workspace and the words began to take over her walls until she reached the point where the information around her evolved into the art itself when she created her first sculptures incorporating text into glass forms. “In the midst of research I suddenly found the information around me was evolving into the art. There were times when I wished I could just create something purely for creativity alone, but the words had taken hold�. Rixon works with hand-blown lead crystal spheres and bottles which she has made to order for her pieces, many of which are unique. She then fills the spheres or bottles with text pain-painstakingly cut from vintage copies of books and manuscripts. For Captured Tales of Love and Lust, Ros sourced vintage texts from all over the world, including The Perfumed Garden which took over six months to track down.


“I never set out to be a book artist it just happened. I see the published book as a piece of art – remove a book’s binding and you are left with a beautiful river of words flowing across the room. This is my starting point, and when I am most happy. My works, like the books I use come in all shapes and sizes but each is created wanting to provoke and remind the viewer that text is beautiful.” Ros Rixon

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Ros Rixon is represented by Heartbreak, London. www.heart-break.co.uk.

E-catalogue published and produced by Heartbreak 17 Bulstrode Street, London W1U 2JH Telephone: +44 (0)20 3219 5710 E-mail: info@heart-break.co.uk www.heartbreakpublishing.com For the 2012 e-catalogue ‘Ros Rixon: Captured Tales of Love and Lust’ All artworks © Ros Rixon Illustrations and Text © Heartbreak Designed by Ingrid Freeman


Heartbreak 17 Bulstrode Street | London W1U 2JH Tel: 020 3219 5710 www.heart-break.co.uk Press enquiries, please contact Laura Brudenell on 0203 219 5710 or email laura@heart-break.co.uk

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