The Hornet, Watford Town Centre was commissioned by Hertfordshire County Council in 1999
with the work completed and installed by September 2000.

A selection panel from a wide sector of the community were involved in the process of choosing an artist and the design. The commission involved a summer long series of art workshops held at the Watford Fair, Watford Library and Watford Leisure Centre.
The preliminary drawings and models have since been on display at the Watford Museum and have a place now in the history of Watford Town Centre