Dmitry Tsvetkov was born in Colomna in 1961 and has worked as artist since 1985. He is one of the most original artists of his generation. He has to his credit a great many one-man and group shows in galleries and museums around Russia and abroad, as well as participation in such well known art fairs as Art Moscow, Art Paris, and Art Chicago. His creations are huge pistols, daggers, yataghans, grenades and machine-guns. Over the course of many years the artist has made weapons of all kinds, differing from the real thing only in that they do not shoot: Tsvetkov creates his weapons by sewing, knitting and embroidering.