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BUTTERFLY GARDEN AND PATIO PROJECT 'KZ'
HABITAT RAIN GARDEN PLANT RESTORATION PROJECT
DESIGNS
HABITAT GARDEN & PATIO PROJECT
POLLINATOR HABITAT GARDENS PROJECT
EDUCATIONAL BUTTERFLY GARDEN PROJECT
POLLINATOR HABITAT GARDEN & HARDSCAPE PROJECT
BUTTERFLY HABITAT RAIN GARDEN PROJECT
POLLINATOR HABITAT GARDEN/POND PROJECT
BUTTERFLY GARDEN & PATIO PROJECT
SMALL PROJECTS
PLANTERS
POLLINATORS & NATIVE BEES
THE HOLLOW IN WINTER
QUANTUM CHAOS - A BOOK BY STEPHEN COAN
HABITAT GARDENS
PERKINS CENTER OF THE ARTS HABITAT RAIN GARDEN
THE MONTESSORI LABYRINTH AND WILDLIFE HABITAT PROJECT
COLLINGSWOOD, NJ COMMUNITY HABITAT PROJECT
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ECOLOGY
AMARYLLIS CARE
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Rain Garden Rill
Working Rain Garden Rill
My Blue Jay's Song
Restored Rain Garden Plantings
Bumble Bee on Agastache
Invasive Preying Mantis feeding on Monarch Butterfly
Pollinators on Agastache
A quiet moment
Monarch Caterpillar Feeding
On top of the mountain during a slowdown in the snow storm
My feeding friend
Blizzard in the Notch with a bit of wind
On the top during a snowstorm
Emerging Mason Bee
Pollinators on Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum muticum)
Monarch Butterfly
Great Ant Battle
Monarch Feediing on Verbena bonariensis
Emma, Queen Chipmunk
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ABOUT STEPHEN - (scroll down)

Stephen Coan of Stephen Coan Garden Design is an independent Garden Design Consultant Specialist and an award-winning Landscape and Garden Designer Horticulturist, Plantsman, Craftsman, Artist, Outdoorsman, and Adventurer.  Born in Philadelphia, PA. He studied and is certified by Longwood Gardens in Landscape Design and Ornamental Horticulture Levels 1, 2, and 3 and is trained in ecological and sustainable landscape practices.  He is the creator, owner, and caretaker of Ferret Hollow Gardens, a certified wildlife habitat garden through the NWF and pollinator habitat through the Xerces Society using many native and ornamental butterfly and bird attracting plant species.

 

Stephen states: I just love creating ecologically and horticulturally significant habitat gardens that immediately attract and support pollinators throughout the seasons and years.  And as an artist I've thoroughly learned my medium (plants) so that I can sculpt and build the beautiful gardens that I create.  It's fascinating to watch how fast the pollinators show up in the new gardens.

 

He’s a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Art, where he studied under Ben Lifson, Alida Fish, Peter Rose, Ron Walker, Gene Baguskas, and Al Ignari.  After college, acting upon a suggestion from photographer Burt Corman, he apprenticed under Seymour Mednick, a disciple of Alexi Brodovich of the Bauhaus school of design.


As an adventurer, he has taken his still and motion cameras throughout North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe.  He's a retired semi-pro downhill mountain bike racer, an accomplished ice climber, rock climber, mountaineer, backpacker, sea kayaker and has also sailed and crewed on historic tall ships.  One of his favorite places to climb was The Bugaboos in British Columbia Canada, "an amazingly beautiful place."  He now trains on an all-Italian Fausto Coppi foco steel road-bike equipped with Camy-Record components doing long-distance endurance rides, does extreme day hikes climbing mountains into alpine conditions throughout the year loving the challenges of climbing in extreme conditions, ice and snow, and is a long-time skiboarder. (see below)

He has taught at the University of the Arts, been a guest lecturer at a number of other colleges and schools, and has been the mentor to numerous college students from around the country through college student intern programs.  He had been on the Academic Advisory Board for the Photography Department of the Philadelphia Art Institute for many years and had contributed to the development of their four-year BFA program in photography. 

 

He has lectured for a number of organizations including: The Association of Professional Landscape Designers, - APLD, The Native Plant Socient of New Jersey, The Tri-County Sustainability Alliance, Audubon Sustainable Green Team & Oaklyn Green Team. Perkins Cemter of the Arts, Moore College of Art, University of the Arts, The Philadelphia Art Institute.

As a classically trained artist he has worked with many different mediums depending upon the concept and what the execution of the ideas call for from jewelry to clocks, hand built clay, woodworking, furniture, land art, landscape design, photo, film, computers, sound, sculpture, etc.  For many years now he has been focusing on land art and landscape design with one of his favorite design projects being done for the Montessori Academy of a conceptual labyrinth and wildlife habitat that is based upon the sunrises & sunsets of the equinox's and solstice's and the passage of time.  

He has received international recognition in both Communication Arts and Graphis and has received three Philly Gold Awards.  He was an associate producer on an award-winning indie feature film "My Best Friends Wife" starring John Stamos, Michelle Monaghan, and Daniel London. One of his patrons writes, “Stephen Coan's 'works' capture the spirit of his subjects with style, substance and story that is uniquely his own.”

As a conceptual artist he has been working upon a large scale project that is based upon the melding of the different concepts and philosophies of Chaos Theory, “M” Theory or Super String Theory, and Quantum Mechanics and how they relate to the inception, organization, and presentation of ideas and thought.  He has published a signed limited edition book titled “QuantuM Chaos” that contains the allegorical imagery of these concepts using clouds to represent the formative, mutable, and transitory nature of thought and existence.

His work has been represented nationally and internationally in many solo and group exhibitions and is contained in many public and private collections including the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.  


Click here for the fine photography projects of Stephen Coan

 

For a further bio:

 

My Favorite Skiboards:

RVL8 using Tyrollia Attack release bindings:

RVL8 - Playmaker – 107's Rockered with Zero Camber - best for all terrain.

RVL8 - Sticky Icky Icky – 104's with 5mm Camber, best for hard or icy conditions.

Also:

Head - Shape Skiblades with Tyrolia Sympro release bindings - lightweight and short, good to use for attaching to backpack for climbing up a mountain and skiboarding back down.

 

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