Dimitri Tsykalov's 'Meat Guns' Show the Harsh Brutality of Firearms

Amazement and a slight feeling of disgust is the most common reaction to Dimitri Tsykalov's 'Meat Guns.' Meat Guns is an interesting art series that depicts a variety of firearms made entirely out of meat.

To add a certain amount of variety, some of the ammunition for the Meat Guns is made from small vegetables. The series was created to show the brutality and simplicity of the gun, a weapon so simple that it can be virtually recreated using only chop meat. Tsykalov's choice of chopped meat is also ironic, in that when someone is shot to bits, they are said to become "hamburger meat." Artsy or not, Meat Guns is a powerful exhibition that will keep viewers thinking long after leaving the gallery.