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Residents marvel at new public art exhibit at South of the Knoll Park

(Elliot Karlan photo / For The Ark)

When Thomas Jackson lived in Strawberry in 2016, he would often go for runs at Tiburon’s South of the Knoll Park. He noticed the area was somewhat less irrigated than other parks in Tiburon, so it wasn’t always as lush — something he found compelling.

When the Heritage and Arts Commission approached Jackson, who now lives in Philadelphia, to set up an installation, the conceptual artist and photographer said he felt drawn to showcase his latest work at South of the Knoll, something he called “a long-time dream come true.”

“This spot feels neglected and turns brown, so it was more alluring, coupled with the glorious view of the bay and wind that comes from different points,” Jackson said at the May 20 opening ceremony of his installation, which will be up through July 9.

The work, “Collaborative Nature,” consists of an array of multicolored pieces of tulle fabric attached to hoops mounted on fiberglass poles arranged to catch the breeze and move.

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