Botany Pond is one of a current series of cityscape paintings, focusing on the Main Quadrangles at the University of Chicago campus. The traditional grey, stone Gothic buildings in the background contrast with the red, blue and green colors used to portray today's students in the foreground. Botany Pond at the University of Chicago was originally built as an outdoor research lab by John Coulter, who was the first chair of the botany department at the university. The painting, Botany Pond, won first prize at the South Side Impressions Group Exhibit 2011 at the Beverly Art Center in Chicago. This artwork reflects a stylized approach to realism and representational art.