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Urban Ponds: Essential Ecosystems for the Enjoyment and Discovery of Nature

Brief Encounter, photograph by Bruce Wilson 17" x 23" copyright 2020 Bruce Wilson
Two couples in winter landscape

Photographs by Bruce Wilson

Man in front of trees and pond
Photographer Bruce Wilson

July-October 2020

The trio of ponds in the Bradley Rosaceous Collection are some of many beautiful features of the Arnold Arboretum’s ecosystem and landscape. In Bruce Wilson’s photography exhibition, they now get top billing. Wilson brings his artistic eye to photographs of urban ponds, those at the Arboretum and one in Newton. He shares with us his discovery of shadows, reflections, visitor interaction, and flora. His images complement the trees, emphasize the subtle or saturated colors of water, and capture interactions between visitors and scenes of rich pond life. Water is a magical, as well as a crucial element in our lives. The wonderful images in this show provide “Enjoyment and Discovery of Nature” for all, whether visiting the Arnold Arboretum on foot, from your phone, or your home.

All rights of the images reside with the artist. For more information on making a copy, or reusing an image, please send your request to arbweb@arnarb.harvard.edu

For information on the work itself, or to inquire about purchasing artwork, please also send your requests to arbweb@arnarb.harvard.edu We will put you in touch with the artist.

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Three boys by a pond
Cousins
Photograph by Bruce Wilson
17″ x 23″
Copyright 2020 Bruce Wilson
reflections in a pond
Impressions of a Pond and its Environs
Photograph by Bruce Wilson
17″ x 23″
Copyright 2020 Bruce Wilson
two persons looking at a goose
Mutual Curiosity
Photograph by Bruce Wilson
17″ x 23″
Copyright 2020 Bruce Wilson
Persons pointing at a pond
I Didn’t Know there were Goldfish Here
Photograph by Bruce Wilson
20″ x 17″
Copyright 2020 Bruce Wilson
Fish in a pond
A Treat
Photograph by Bruce Wilson
17″ x 23″
Copyright 2020 Bruce Wilson
Persons at the edge of a pond
Wait, I’m not Done
Photograph by Bruce Wilson
20″ x 17″
Copyright 2020 Bruce Wilson
Kneeling boy at pond
Mesmerized
Photograph by Bruce Wilson
17″ x 23″
Copyright 2020 Bruce Wilson
Plants in a pond
A Family Stroll
Photograph by Bruce Wilson
17″ x 23″
Copyright 2020 Bruce Wilson
Group by a pond
Don’t Fall
photograph by Bruce Wilson
17″ x 23″
Copyright 2020 Bruce Wilson
Little girl at pond edge
Come Here
Photograph by Bruce Wilson
17″ x 23″
Copyright 2020 Bruce Wilson
Look!
Photograph by Bruce Wilson
17″ x 23″
Copyright 2020 Bruce Wilson
Group of people with woman pointing at pond
Three Generations and a Guest
Photograph by Bruce Wilson
17″ x 23″
Copyright 2020 Bruce Wilson
Ducks on a pond
Early Evening
Photograph by Bruce Wilson
17″ x 23″
Copyright 2020 Bruce Wilson
Pond reflections
All Those Leaves and Needles
Photograph by Bruce Wilson
17″ x 23″
Copyright 2020 Bruce Wilson
Reflection of building in pond
Much to See
Photograph by Bruce Wilson
17″ x 23″
Copyright 2020 Bruce Wilson
Girl with stick by pond
Hannah Finn (Huck’s Sister)
Photograph by Bruce Wilson
17″ x 17″
Copyright 2020 Bruce Wilson Photograph by Bruce Wilson 17″ x 23″ copyright 2020 Bruce Wilson
Edge of pond with leaves
Decomposed Beauty
Photograph by Bruce Wilson
17″ x 23″
Copyright 2020 Bruce Wilson
Old grasses in front of pond
Fall is Here
Photograph by Bruce Wilson
17″ x 23″
Copyright 2020 Bruce Wilson
Reflection of trees in a pond
Raining Leaves
Photograph by Bruce Wilson
17″ x 23″
Copyright 2020 Bruce Wilson
Reflection of building with tower in pond
City Hall
Photograph by Bruce Wilson
17″ x 23″
Copyright 2020 Bruce Wilson
Two couples in winter landscape
Brief Encounter
Photograph by Bruce Wilson
17″ x 23″
Copyright 2020 Bruce Wilson
Hole in the ice
Frozen Amoebas
Photograph by Bruce Wilson
17″ x 23″
Copyright 2020 Bruce Wilson
Three persons walking
Brisk Stroll
Photograph by Bruce Wilson
17″ x 23″
Copyright 2020 Bruce Wilson
Plant stems in snow
Hazy Shade of Winter
Photograph by Bruce Wilson
17″ x 23″
Copyright 2020 Bruce Wilson
Two persons throwing snowballs
I forgot How Much Fun This Is
Photograph by Bruce Wilson
17″ x 23″
Copyright 2020 Bruce Wilson