Caitlin Bates

Meet Caitlin Bates

My name is Caitlin Bates but I sometimes go by the online name Mutantratz.

I am 31 years old. I am diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I live in Washington State. When I was around 16 years old, I received a VSA award for my picture of wolves. I got to go to Washington D.C. to be part of a big celebration of VSA (Very Special Arts) aritists all over the country. I have been drawing since I was 2 years old.

I love to draw creatures, made up and real. I also have some animation I did at Nova High School. I was sad because I left the USB drive of my animation at our old home when we ran from an abusive situation in 2013.  We lived in a homeless shelter and then we moved to transitional housing. After a long time, my mother moved us to stable housing. It was a very scary experience. I think sometimes my creatures reflect some of the scariness I experienced while running from the scary experience.

I have raised a baby squirrel, whose tree was cut down; a baby red vented bulbul bird that my cat rescued when his nest was smashed by our neighbor who cared more about his mango tree; and a baby rabbit that escaped our lawnmower, along with his four sisters and brother, whom I released back into the wild. We are all safe now.


My Cart


Recently Viewed


Great to see you here !

A password will be sent to your email address.

Your personal data will be used to support your experience throughout this website, to manage access to your account, and for other purposes described in our privacy policy.

Already got an account?