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".

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 year ago

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

#2 An Unexpected And Extremely Heated Argument With Her Amazon Echo Regarding Flushable Wet Wipes Had Left Her Shaken And Unnerved

An Unexpected And Extremely Heated Argument With Her Amazon Echo Regarding Flushable Wet Wipes Had Left Her Shaken And Unnerved

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Alia G. 1 year ago

Ha ha this made me laugh aloud in class

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#3 A Financially Unstable Mess, But At The Liquor Store They Call Me Ma'am

A Financially Unstable Mess, But At The Liquor Store They Call Me Ma'am

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Bella Smith 1 year ago

Wow she is an incredible artist

#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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 1 year 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 year 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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#10 Grandpa Used To Whip Quarters At Me And Scream "Pull Them Out Of Your Ear Yourself"

Grandpa Used To Whip Quarters At Me And Scream "Pull Them Out Of Your Ear Yourself"

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Drew Chandler 1 year ago

Traumatized...

#11 I Have Seen The Interiors Of Cloud Formations That Make Your Cathedrals Look Like Wal-Marts

I Have Seen The Interiors Of Cloud Formations That Make Your Cathedrals Look Like Wal-Marts

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Capermom 1 year ago

I believe that.

#12 Beneath My Sketchy And Stilted Narrative Is A Longing For Loneliness

Beneath My Sketchy And Stilted Narrative Is A Longing For Loneliness

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Clara Bunnell 1 year ago

Same

#13 If You Clone Me, My First Order Of Business Will Be To Kill You All

If You Clone Me, My First Order Of Business Will Be To Kill You All

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Alia G. 1 year ago

fair enough

#14 When I Was Invited Back To His Place, I Thought It Was For More Than A Tour Of His For-Profit Ferret Hospice

When I Was Invited Back To His Place, I Thought It Was For More Than A Tour Of His For-Profit Ferret Hospice

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Stille20 1 year ago

XD That would be incredibly disappointed.

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#15 She Never Looked Lovelier Than When Stumbling Up To A Late Night Drive Thru And Starting An Altercation

She Never Looked Lovelier Than When Stumbling Up To A Late Night Drive Thru And Starting An Altercation

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Mikaela Stewart 2 weeks ago

oml lol

#16 Mixing A Seance With Charades Seemed Like A Fun Idea But Oh Christ What Have We Done?

Mixing A Seance With Charades Seemed Like A Fun Idea But Oh Christ What Have We Done?

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Bobbi Newell 1 year ago

This raises so many questions!

#17 Overdressed And Underappreciated

Overdressed And Underappreciated

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Eyad Babikir 1 year ago

Coz peacocking is arrogant and narcissistic! As peacocks usually are! 🤔🤣

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#18 Jaywalker On The Street, Diagonal Sleeper In The Sheets

Jaywalker On The Street, Diagonal Sleeper In The Sheets

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Stille20 1 year ago

oh man... I want to steal that for a dating profile.

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#19 Keen-Brained And Patient

Keen-Brained And Patient

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#20 I Often Fall Prey To The Popular Fallacy Known As Positive Thinking

I Often Fall Prey To The Popular Fallacy Known As Positive Thinking

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#21 Instruments Of Defense And Attack

Instruments Of Defense And Attack

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Hawk 1 year ago

Cute snake.... I hope they are just being friendly with the snake

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#22 She Drunkenly Approached Me In A Bar, Asked If I Would "Do Her A Rudeness"—and Your Mother And I Have Been Together Ever Since

She Drunkenly Approached Me In A Bar, Asked If I Would "Do Her A Rudeness"—and Your Mother And I Have Been Together Ever Since

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#23 Dakota Has Recently Proclaimed That She Is A Reincarnated 15th Century Serial Killer, So I'm Canceling All Scheduled Playdates Until Further Notice

Dakota Has Recently Proclaimed That She Is A Reincarnated 15th Century Serial Killer, So I'm Canceling All Scheduled Playdates Until Further Notice

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Mikaela Stewart 2 weeks ago

That's so me xD

#24 Defiantly Effervescent In The Face Of The Sixth Extinction

Defiantly Effervescent In The Face Of The Sixth Extinction

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#25 High, Wide And Handsome

High, Wide And Handsome

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SockBoi 1 year ago

Chickens need more love, but not as food. I feel bad for animals that die to feed us, though I'm not vegetarian or vegan. When people trash perfectly good food then buy more, it just means more innocent animals get slaughtered.

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#26 Inappropriate And Unsettling Stories For The Swift Silencing Of A Precocious Child

Inappropriate And Unsettling Stories For The Swift Silencing Of A Precocious Child

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#27 In The Leaf Litter, Something Tries To Hide Its Own Heartbeat

In The Leaf Litter, Something Tries To Hide Its Own Heartbeat

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#28 Coup De Grace As A Philosophy Of Life

Coup De Grace As A Philosophy Of Life

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Mick Fowler 1 year ago

The crested caracara is an unusual member of the falcon family in that it eats carrion. The Mexican flag features this type of bird subduing a snake.

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#29 The Exhibition Of Unnatural Instincts Amidst The Death Throes Of Democracy

The Exhibition Of Unnatural Instincts Amidst The Death Throes Of Democracy

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#30 Chasing That Hallucinogenic High Unique To Expired Mexican Insecticides

Chasing That Hallucinogenic High Unique To Expired Mexican Insecticides

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#31 I Told Her Not To Worry About Money, That We Would Make It Somehow, But If She Expected Me To Take A Sack Lunch To Work It Was Over, Goddammit

I Told Her Not To Worry About Money, That We Would Make It Somehow, But If She Expected Me To Take A Sack Lunch To Work It Was Over, Goddammit

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Hawk 1 year ago

The one behind is like “Hey! I wanna get in the picture too!”

#32 Moments When My Gaze Goes Vacant

Moments When My Gaze Goes Vacant

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#33 Being Digested Within Toothed Whales Is For Suckers

Being Digested Within Toothed Whales Is For Suckers

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#34 Trickery And Dark Magic

Trickery And Dark Magic

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#35 Oh My God Damn

Oh My God Damn

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#36 A Sudden Point Of Convergence

A Sudden Point Of Convergence

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#37 Sovereignty Bestowed By A Sublime And Ancient Process

Sovereignty Bestowed By A Sublime And Ancient Process

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#38 Existence Tastes Sweetest Between The Hammer And The Anvil

Existence Tastes Sweetest Between The Hammer And The Anvil

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#39 Writing Novels Solely For The Dedication Page Drama

Writing Novels Solely For The Dedication Page Drama

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#40 I Have Heard My Praises Sung In Screams

I Have Heard My Praises Sung In Screams

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#41 The De-Extinction Museum Of Biological Resurrection

The De-Extinction Museum Of Biological Resurrection

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#42 Slow On The Uptake, Quick With The Dick Pics

Slow On The Uptake, Quick With The Dick Pics

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Stille20 1 year ago

...A biography or a 21st century Douche bag

#43 Willing To At Least Entertain The Idea That Russian Interference Was At Least Partially Responsible For My Failed Marriage

Willing To At Least Entertain The Idea That Russian Interference Was At Least Partially Responsible For My Failed Marriage

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#44 The Dreadfully Delightful Existence Of Semi-Spectral Things

The Dreadfully Delightful Existence Of Semi-Spectral Things

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#45 The Boy Detective Who Gave Up Solving Neighborhood Cases To Sit And Play Video Games In A Cloud Of His Own Stink

The Boy Detective Who Gave Up Solving Neighborhood Cases To Sit And Play Video Games In A Cloud Of His Own Stink

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#46 They Say You Should Never Meet Your Heroes, Yet Here I Am At Half Past Four In The Morning, Holding A Taser And Zip Tie Handcuffs

They Say You Should Never Meet Your Heroes, Yet Here I Am At Half Past Four In The Morning, Holding A Taser And Zip Tie Handcuffs

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#47 The 56-Acre No-Kill Sanctuary For Oprah's Ex-Assistants

The 56-Acre No-Kill Sanctuary For Oprah's Ex-Assistants

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Stille20 1 year ago

lol, what

#48 Threats And Violence

Threats And Violence

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#49 The Fact That Sometimes Meat Gets Caught In The Gears Of The Grand Machinery Was A Small Consolation

The Fact That Sometimes Meat Gets Caught In The Gears Of The Grand Machinery Was A Small Consolation

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#50 I Assumed Betting On Underground Amish Buggy Races Would Be Harmless Enough, But I Hit A Losing Streak And Now I'm In Deep With The Chinbeards

I Assumed Betting On Underground Amish Buggy Races Would Be Harmless Enough, But I Hit A Losing Streak And Now I'm In Deep With The Chinbeards

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#51 Mom Dragging Me To Her Topless Maid Appointments Afforded Me A Fascinating Glimpse Into The World Of Mopes And Sh*theels

Mom Dragging Me To Her Topless Maid Appointments Afforded Me A Fascinating Glimpse Into The World Of Mopes And Sh*theels

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#52 It Had Seemed Such Innocent Pleasure

It Had Seemed Such Innocent Pleasure

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#53 Fairy Stories And Legendary Tales Told In The Darkest Of Dystopian Nights, On The Shore Of A Rising Sea

Fairy Stories And Legendary Tales Told In The Darkest Of Dystopian Nights, On The Shore Of A Rising Sea

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#54 Witness To Melancholy Spectacles In The Land Of The Rise Of Man

Witness To Melancholy Spectacles In The Land Of The Rise Of Man

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#55 Tending The Weeds In A Watery Garden

Tending The Weeds In A Watery Garden

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Connie Schulte 1 year ago

I want to be able to click the picture and see the whole work!

#56 Hero Was Perhaps Too Strong A Word, But I Had Borne The Brunt Of A Ditchweed Blunt

Hero Was Perhaps Too Strong A Word, But I Had Borne The Brunt Of A Ditchweed Blunt

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Eyad Babikir 1 year ago

I like the art, but not sure of the titles...