Caetlyn McLean - Multimedia Artist

Polymath: (n) " a person whose expertise spans a significant number of different subject areas."

Over the past few months, I've recently discovered my true position in society as an artistic polymath. I am a writer, composer, photographer and pencil artist. In my spare time, I also enjoy textile crafts such as cross-stitching and knitting. However, my main passion is a writer - specifically a scriptwriter.

Despite this, my works of diversity all have one thing in common - a connection to Mother Nature. I often look out my window and, by admiring the garden my family has nurtured, become inspired to create the pieces of work you see and hear on this website.

You wouldn’t think LEGO would have much of an influence on a young writer. However, that’s exactly what inspired me to write my first story at the age of 12. My brother and sister were sitting on the living room floor, playing with a huge pile of LEGO in front of them. I looked up at their creation and saw a strange-looking house staring straight back at me. It was here that I had an idea for a rather silly story about a pair of twins time-travelling to the future.

My thirst for writing didn’t stop there. By the time I reached high school, I had written more short stories which have now been lost to the ages. Oddly enough, much of my writing was centred around time-travel. One story I remember was about a young girl who was accidentally whisked back to the Middle Ages and had to find her way back.

When I left high school, I had more ideas flowing through my head than I could put to paper. By the 2000s, I decided to write one of those ideas down which ended up being a three-part novel set in the near future. I have been writing creatively since 1990 and have spent the last two decades specialising in stage plays, screenplays and audio plays.

As a former disability nurse of 18 years (specialising in ventilator and tracheostomy nursing), I often use my intermediate medical knowledge to write plays in that field. I have also worked on several stage productions as a sound designer and technician, and am well versed in the directions of stage and sound when writing my plays.

Mission Statement
Skyscrapers. Highways. Housing estates. A lot of our natural environment is slowly being swallowed up by urbanisation and technology that embrace the use of artificial intelligence. Every year, hundreds of animals lose their natural habitats due to the greediness of mankind and many complex eco-systems are destroyed.

My aim is to encourage others to take back the beauty of the world as Mother Nature intended. There is a lot we can do to bring the world back to its natural state. Whether it means making sacrifices on the use of modern technology or even making full use of the resources nature currently presents us with.

Recently, I’ve started to become detached with the buildup of cities and suburbs. It saddens me just how much of our natural environment has replaced by skyscrapers, housing estates and highways, and continues to do so through the greed of urban developers who just want to make money. Part of me wishes I was living back in a time when the city was nothing but country area. I would dearly wish for this to actually come to fruition again but I know I can never do it alone – or if it is even possible.

So, help me make a stand against industrialisation and please don’t let mankind destroy what’s left of Mother Nature.

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