Matt Adrian is perhaps best known as the man behind MincingMockingbird, a humorous collection of fun and delightful art for your home and life. The reoccurring theme of his work is birds, a subject the artist captures in lush acrylics, tones of the paintings varying from cute to strange and sinister. However, the key aspect of Adrian's work is not the detailed feathers or subtle brushstrokes, but the genius juxtaposition of pieces and their titles.  As Matt Adrian himself describes, the titles put together with his work are meant to compare "the purity of nature with the banality of modern human existence".


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Based in Los Angeles and Joshua Tree, California, Matt Adrian has created many pieces dedicated to avians, ranging from the very mundane ones we meet almost daily, to their exotic and colorful cousins. Throughout the years, he published a number of books, focusing on different series of bird art.

Creeping from the corner of the canvas, or standing bold stretched across the painting, the many feathered subjects naturally draw attention, whereas the titles add personality and shift our pre-existing idea of the piece. 

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#1 Prolonging Revenge Through Reincarnation

Prolonging Revenge Through Reincarnation

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Alia Ris 1 month ago

"..Revenge Through Reincarnation"...probably one of the most beautiful phrases I've heard.

#4 I Will Put You Down As A Soft Maybe

I Will Put You Down As A Soft Maybe

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earringnut 1 month ago

i loooovvve this one!

#5 Purifying Angel Of The Decomposing Carcass

Purifying Angel Of The Decomposing Carcass

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Daria B 1 month ago

Sounds perfect for the title of a metal song or album.

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#6 Stress Eating As Self-Expression

Stress Eating As Self-Expression

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That Fat Mouse 1 month ago

The snake seems rather calm about this!

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#7 Starting To Rethink My Well-Intentioned Effort To Strike Up A Cultural Conversation With The Caps Lock Crowd

Starting To Rethink My Well-Intentioned Effort To Strike Up A Cultural Conversation With The Caps Lock Crowd

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Stille20 1 month ago

Don't do it. Th e only escape is closing the browser and never using that user name again.

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#8 Had I But Hands To Put About Your Throat

Had I But Hands To Put About Your Throat

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PyroarRanger 3 weeks ago

Yup. Definitely a feeling everyone gets

#9 In The Beginning, We Called It Love

In The Beginning, We Called It Love

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Mick Fowler 1 month ago

Cardinals mate for life as do a number of other bird species. We named our resident pair Claudia and Richelieu.

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