and Art Inspiration
Kerry Lemon, an artist living in Virginia Water specialising in beautiful illustrations, spent six months researching Bracknell’s landscapes to develop truly bespoke art.
I wanted to create a clear sense of place, a thoughtful, relevant and recognisable response to the nature found across the borough and so I've designed a series of interventions, to create a distinctive and cohesive visual narrative through the area.
Kerry Lemon, Artist
Kerry discovered that there are two types of soil in Bracknell, clay in the north and a more acidic soil in the south. Using the High Street as a virtual soil divide, she chose 36 plants that grow, to reflect the different areas of the borough.
Drawings of these plants were first turned into wooden templates and then brass, to be inlayed into dark granite paving slabs, creating a floral nature trail throughout The Lexicon.
The wildness theme is also extended into some amazing lighting features. For Eagle Lane, home to the new restaurants, huge brass drums will depict cut outs of edible plants.
Across the town centre gobo lights will project beautiful drawings of moths found in Bracknell and held at Reading Museum.
The Lexicon will feature five huge benches, each shaped as a birch leaf and sculpted insects made from solid brass will be inlayed on each of the benches.
These will be located in Bond Square and the intersection of The Avenue and Braccan Walk, providing a fabulous place to relax with family and friends.
Hear From The Artist
Take a glimpse of Kerry in her Virginia Water studio and listen to her talking about the art and the inspiration behind it.