The human body has been an inspiration for artist for centuries. When you study Persian art, pre and after Islam, figurative images have been represented in different formats, metal works, ceramics, miniature and oil paintings, although you rarely come across the naked body. While researching this project, I came across images from our ancient past, a rare ancient practice amongst the Secaha tribe and noble pre-Achaemenians Kings, who painted their bodies with abstract and figurative images (tattoo). I became fascinated with this imagery and it inspired me to continue and develop this photographic series. I have painted my body, the human canvas, with decorative wood blocks used in textile design to connect me to my very ancient past.