Ebrahimi created this piece at the age of 16. This painting, which was originally called “Inexplicable Pain,” excited a unique emotion in Mike Ebrahimi. He was drawn to this piece when flipping through a book of ocean paintings, and felt sadness when looking at it. Once the piece was complete and on the wall for over a year, Ebrahimi asked his father to take the painting to his office and out of the home.
Not understanding why the painting caused such an unusual reaction, Ebrahimi called the painting “Inexplicable Pain.” In the summer of 2000, while resting on a chair at Paradise Beach in Santorini, Greece, Ebrahimi realized the reason behind this emotion, and changed the name to “Reassurance.”