Echo readers draw on their artistic talents

First published in Search

IT is the stunning interplay of light on silverware that so catches the eye in the mashed potato masterpiece that is Leftovers Left Over A Week.

In her debut work, Susan Johnson of Primrose Road, Bassett, Southampton has excelled herself with a "modern art" installation created from leftovers found lurking beneath her 13-year-old son's bed.

The creation is just one of the artistic offerings to have flooded in to the Daily Echo since we challenged you to create a piece of art to rival the £250,000 painting planned for Southampton City Art Gallery.

Controversy still rages over the city council's plans to acquire Red Movement, this squiggly-lined painting by 1960s artist Bridget Riley. But can you do any better?

It seems many of you think you can, and here are the results.

Highlights of the Daily Echo modern art collection include the abstract Councillor's New Clothing Concept a stunning blank canvas by Peter Russell, of Thorold Road, Southampton, and the evocative Artbin, Chris Platt's study of his Locks Heath recycle bin featuring a discarded bottle of toilet cleaner.

The standard has now been set. If you think you can come up with modern art to rival Bridget Riley, send in your efforts to: Newsdesk, Southern Daily Echo, Newspaper House, Test Lane, Redbridge, Southampton, SO16 9JX or e-mail your creations to

To see the weird and wonderful creations sent in by readers, then don't miss today's Daily Echo

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