Boris Palatnik (born in 1950 in Saint Petersburg, Russia) 
is a professional sculptor
and creator of walking sticks.
He graduated from the Moscow Academy of Art to achieve a master's degree in sculpture.
After graduation, he worked in the Artists Association of Russia as a sculptor
and became interested in miniature sculpture design.
In 1989, Boris Palatnik came to the United States and established a mini sculpture design business.
After participating in domestic and international art shows, he was offered to create
special designs for various companies 
such as Neiman Marcus, The Wall Street Journal,
Boy Scouts of America, R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, among others.
At the end of 1990s, Palatnik concentrated on designing walking sticks and walking canes.
He works with cast metal using lost wax technology, which allows him
to create many sophisticated art forms.