Cole Tucker-Walton

Most of the time, I write, paint, and draw; sometimes I sew and make music; I always love plants. Currently, I’m writing for my hometown paper, plucking away at a visual adaptation of a nineteenth-century satire of gothic/romance/urban melodrama, and serving on the board of Redding Land Trust.

I studied writing, film, visual art, and psychology at Yale and Goddard, then spent a few graduate terms studying psychotherapy at NYU.

I was born in New York City and grew up in the woods in Connecticut with a Koosh Vortex Mega Howler and a DK illustrated book about Dracula, which I begged my parents to hide in a dusty cabinet, which made it creepier. Many years later, I myself came out of the closet.
One day at the art museum where I worked, our boss’s young son was telling my coworkers what they’d be if they were animals: eagles, lions, deer. A coworker said, “What about Cole?” The boy looked at me, smiled mischievously, and said, “A log.
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