WHILE the glittering shop fronts and pounding music emanating from H&M may have stolen the public's attention this morning, scattered across The Lexicon are a series of intricately designed art works.

Tiny sculpted bees with minutely detailed wings and thoraxes buzz around next to golden cylinders with dandelions and dock leaves silhouetted onto the sides.

These are the work of Kerry Lemon, the artist charged with making the town centre beautiful.

"I spent six months learning as much as I could about Bracknell, figuring out what we wanted to celebrate about the town," she explained shortly after confetti cannons marked the official opening of The Lexicon.

"There are nine sites of special scientific interest around Bracknell and there is a hugely diverse habitat.

"The northern soil is clay and the southern soil is acidic. What I have tried to do is show in the town centre how great the wildlife is around Bracknell, so I have depicted lots of different plants and insects."

Lemon, who is now working on public art pieces for housing estates in Salisbury, Gloucester and North London, went on to speak about her creative process.

"I always start out by looking at the culture, history and landscape of the place," she continued.

"I was trying to work out what makes this place special. It was the landscape that was the most exciting thing for me.

"This project was my first really big one. There are lots of people doing public art all over the country.

"There are a lot of shopping centres and all of them have very similar shops and restaurants, it's the kind of thing you walk by and don't really notice.

"I'm trying to make a point of difference. There are so many different bits to the work. Three different types of lighting, street furniture, paving, cladding.

"I work with fabricators all over the country. I draw everything by hand.

"For the street benches I pushed back the sofas of my living room and traced that giant street bench on the floor and worked out where all the bugs would go. The bugs I sculpted in the studio out of special clay."

To find out more about her work, go to www.kerrylemon.co.uk