Hi I’m Jack McIntyre, a contemporary artist based in Paisley. I currently work on repurposed clothing. The piece I have submitted for your consideration titled “You can’t look back” is one of the first pieces of work I made last year after graduating from the City of Glasgow College. The piece displays a fascination I have with the values of “beauty, empowerment and strong female characters” in both my own life and indeed pop culture. This particular piece was created in response to a conversation I had with my grandmother, (on the day I graduated college) in which she urged me to persue my art as not only a passion but as a career. I feel my recent work is an attempt to highlight the importance of the women in my life today.