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Corey Milligan - Artist Statement

Corey Milligan, founder and owner of the acclaimed New West KnifeWorks, brings to the gallery an intriguing take on the iconic Elk Mount. Each mount is created from a cast bronze elk skull fitted with natural Elk sheds - perfect for those who enjoy mountain modern grandeur without animal harm.

Corey is native to Ohio, but has made Jackson Hole his home for 30 years where he lives with his wife and three children. He built New West KnifeWorks exhibiting his "knife art" at the nation's finest Art and Craft shows including:

Crafts Park Avenue, Lincoln Center, NY

Naples and Sarasota, FL

Contemporary Craft Market LA and SF, CA

Bayou City Arts Festival Houston, TX

Art on Pearl Portland, OR

American Craft Council Shows, Park City, UT

Sun Valley, ID

Jackson Hole, WY

“I don’t really think much about being ‘an artist’. I just like to make cool stuff.” Corey’s other passions include hunting, gathering, growing, and cooking as well as  snowboarding, mountain biking, travel, and playing rugby for the Jackson Hole Moose RFC.