Michael M. Murdock is a self-taught artist, illustrator, and muralist from Salt Lake City, Utah. His mixed-media artwork often consists of painting on reclaimed wood made with found materials. The subject matter often contains elements of humor, solitude, and trying to find ones own special place in the universe. He draws inspiration from his home state of Utah, discarded objects, skateboarding, magic, folklore, life, death, outer space, and everything in between. His work consciously aims to fall somewhere between fine art and a knock-knock joke. He also has a hard time referring to himself in third person.