resetreality

Original, Unique Abstract Figure Art and Painting

New York, United States · 583 Sales

resetreality

Original, Unique Abstract Figure Art and Painting

New York, United States 583 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(70)
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Dr. Lee

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Announcement   An Etsy shop featuring unique, original, abstract watercolor figure paintings, bird illustration drawings and artist's books by artist Vanessa Lee of resetreality.net.

Follow my work at the following websites:
Web: http://www.resetreality.net
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/resetreality
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/r3setreality
Twitter: http://twitter.com/resetreality
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Last updated on Oct 3, 2015

An Etsy shop featuring unique, original, abstract watercolor figure paintings, bird illustration drawings and artist's books by artist Vanessa Lee of resetreality.net.

Follow my work at the following websites:
Web: http://www.resetreality.net
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/resetreality
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/r3setreality
Twitter: http://twitter.com/resetreality
Behance: http://behance.net/resetreality

Dr. Lee

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(70)
Leslie Mackinnon

Leslie Mackinnon on Jun 20, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

Would have 5 stars BUT it was mailed with a paperclip on the painting which was sealed in a cellophane envelope. The clip had no obvious purpose. Unfortunately it left a permanent imprint on the painting. Won't be able to cover up with matte.

samleewoolman

samleewoolman on May 31, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

The product looks nice and was very good, but the shipping took so long, I started to wonder if I was ever going to receive the postcards I ordered.

samleewoolman

samleewoolman on May 31, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

The product looks nice and was very good, but the shipping took so long, I started to wonder if I was ever going to receive the postcards I ordered.

samleewoolman

samleewoolman on May 31, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

The product looks nice and was very good, but the shipping took so long, I started to wonder if I was ever going to receive the postcards I ordered.

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About

resetreality.net: principles & practice

The real breakthroughs happen when you least expect them: under pressure, during banal conversation, in a meltdown. At first, these breakthroughs seemed random and unrelated to each other; for three years it was this way. With all the blessings of persistence came the bittersweet burden of stubbornness. I was stubborn. When I thought I knew it all, my deaf ear haplessly sheltered my fears. After spinning wheels again and again, I conceded. The source of this perpetual cycle wasn’t coming from the outside. There wasn’t a satisfying answer that would neatly solve all my personal conundrums, so I went inward. I never knew it all to begin with and perhaps it was time to shut up and listen.

Not surprisingly, it worked.

The works I make these days may look radically different from each other, but Don Sibley kindly reiterated a concrete fact to me during my last semester of school. Like the many students that have preceded my time, I struggled with the insecurities about material, meaning and making. When I lamented about the discontinuity and fragmentation of my work, he proved to me that it was not. As I spent those Wednesday afternoons furiously scrapping paint onto paper, he picked out the good, the bad and the ugly; things in my past that I thought I had retired to the dustbin of history.

And then it hit me: it all came out of that dustbin. The research paper about language death, the character of a brushstroke as I practiced the bamboo leaf, the love of light bulbs, the fascination with negative spaces, the violence of inner city Chicago, the nagging fear of the debt collection calls, the people who have kindly shared their passion and knowledge with me…

The venerable dustbin of many moments before this one suddenly sparkled with gems I overlooked time and time again. These are the tools that shape my work. These pieces draw from familiar icons, metaphors and mythology to help navigate through the fog of insecurity. It grabs the language of vision and weaves a moment of clarity in which we can objectively see our selves not as “others” but as “people.”

Tearing down these invisible walls that plague these modern times can begin with a story. I tell stories to open us to things that we have shamed ourselves into never challenging before. I twist the very pieces of the cultural landscape into narratives that we all understand. The seeds vital to a cognitive exchange reach beyond polarizing ideals. Thus, by utilizing the tendency we all have to chronicle and share our lives, we also cultivate the yearning to awaken from this anguished slumber. For we have slept too long.

More academic theories could explain my work, its influences and its significance: visual language, remixing, postmodernism, dada, stream of consciousness. I could give you one thousand theories, but everything ends up in the dustbin, waiting for the day of its rediscovery.

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Last updated on April 9, 2015
Welcome to the resetreality.net shop. This shop features work by Vanessa, of resetreality.net. Vanessa graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University BFA program in 2010. She creates artist's books, paintings, drawings, photographs & handmade paper. In her free time, she enjoys experimenting with new mediums, listening to music & playing word games. She lives in New York City.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept payments through Paypal in US Dollars and Credit, Debit and Etsy Gift Cards via Direct Checkout on Etsy. If there is something you'd like to make a couple installments on, it is entirely possible. Just contact me and we can discuss options.

If you have any questions about the process, feel free to message me.
Shipping
All orders will ship within 1-3-business days from the date your payment is processed. All packages will be sent via USPS First-Class Mail. All shipments will come with a delivery confirmation code for your convenience (and peace of mind that your artwork will arrive in the mail). For domestic shipping, please allow up to one week of transit time.

International packages are shipped USPS First-Class Mail International. Estimated arrival time varies by country, and ranges from 10 days to four weeks.

If you would like a shipping upgrade, please message me before your purchase and I will calculate the new shipping cost of the items. Any order over $100 will automatically come with shipping insurance.

All shipments will be made to either your default Paypal address OR the one you provide to Etsy's direct checkout, so please ensure that your address is up to date.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are unhappy with your order for any reason please contact me within 5 business days of receiving your item. I will do my best to resolve any issues.
Additional policies and FAQs
New York residents will be charged 8.875% sales tax.

CUSTOM MATTING:
Items come unmatted, unless otherwise stated in the listing. If you would like your items to be matted, feel free to message me and I will provide this service at an additional cost.