|"Bleached White" by Tom De Vita (Courtesy of the artist)|
|"Prop Breathe" by Tom De Vita|
It's an image that may compel people to fill in gaps. Ditto for "Birdman Watching," De Vita's painting that's on exhibit in "The Sincerity Project" at Studio 18 in Pembroke Pines. It depicts a bearded man who appears to be watching viewers. Surrounding him are a sparrow, a Yellow-headed Blackbird and an Eastern Bluebird, each perched on a branch that appears to be attached to nothing or maybe protruding from the man's head or shoulder.
These works are typical of the portraits De Vita began painting in 2008. He considers them figurative paintings rooted in art history but "created through contemporary eyes."
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