Opposites Abstract

Twenty colorful, large-scale ink and acrylic paintings on paper created by Mo Willems explore opposites through abstraction and provoking questions that help us explore how we see and experience the world.

Hold one of the masks or cards up to the screen and press the button. How do the colors change? How does the reverser change the feeling of the image?

Combine an Element of Art and an OPPOSITE into a single artwork and hang your work in the section of the board that represents the two ideas.

Intentionally stack colored shapes in a vertical frame to build a composition. Once complete, pull the knob to dump the blocks onto the table top. How does this accidental composition compare to your intentional arrangement?

Create your own abstract artwork using light, color and shadow play. Move the colorful and translucent shapes to create your composition. Choose an OPPOSITE ABSTRACT question to go with your artwork.

As you draw lines and shapes on one side of a screen, compare it to the OPPOSITE drawing that appears on the other side.

Opposites Abstract: A Mo Willems Exhibit was created by the Children's Museum of Brooklyn in partnership with The Mo Willems Studio. Art © Mo Willems