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 4 months 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. 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago

i loooovvve this one!

#5 Purifying Angel Of The Decomposing Carcass

Purifying Angel Of The Decomposing Carcass

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Daria B 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago

Traumatized...