Seeds of imagination on display in Worcester
Worcester museum exhibition links nature and art as creative forces
At first glance, Jill Slosburg-Ackerman’s new installation at the Worcester Art Museum looks humble and cluttered. Small framed drawings, photos, and more fill a vast wall. A pine cone sits on a table; a tree burl partly bitten into by the artist’s blade sheds chips and sawdust. There’s an empty stretch of carpet, a cushioned bench. The artist has taken a saw to a cheap end table or two. But is this an art installation — or the dregs of a yard sale?