Sebiha Demir (1978), born in Lochem and currently living and working in The Netherlands, graduated from the Aki-Artez Academy for Art & Design in 2004.
She creates sculptures of animals out of an unconventional material; .22 bullet sleeves. Her choice of material only strengthens the idea that she sends with her work. Demir is inspired by the increasing threat of human behaviour to exotic animals and the ambiguous relationship between human and animal. The playful postures and glowing, almost fuzzy, surfaces of the gorillas, elephants, panthers, and bears, give them a pet-like quality. That only intensifies the contrast between the initial appearance of the sculpture and the seriousness of Demirs message.