Brook Pruitt | United States | 2018 | 55:48
Essie Ebrahimi immigrated from Iran in the early 70s and lives in Montevallo, Alabama. He has been a woodturner since 1997. He also shares his religious experiences that are very moving and powerful. He spends months making one piece of woodwork. He has a room full of wood working pieces that have never been viewed publicly until the Fall of 2017, when he displayed his work at Orr Park for the Montevallo Bicentinneal Bash then again at a juried Art Show called the Bluff Park Art Show in Hoover, Alabama. He wins 1st place at the 54th Annual Bluff Park Art Show for his Persian pierced wood platter project. He had never participated in a juried art show and it’s very unique that he won an Art Show on his very first try. His woodturning pieces are a labor of love and have many intricate details. Essie makes platters, vases, bowls, crosses, and pierces wood.
Emily Suzanne Carroll