Lyndhurst Terrace 1900
(Aesop store at Lyndhurst Terrace, 2009)
Back in late 19th century, Lyndhurst Terrace was once a district full of legalized western brothels. The bawds would use “Honey” as a code for prostitutes and stated in newspaper advertisements that customers wishing to enjoy their company were required to bring them flowers as a gift. Therefore, many florist shops gathered around Lyndhurst Terrace selling flowers to those prostitutes’ customers. The Chinese so called it "the street of placing flower".
The set of ceramics slabs is inspired by the history of Lyndhurst Terrace. By adding a twisted interpretation of Aesop fables, Ray attempts to prompt viewer to reflect on the relationship between prostitution, moral standards and times through the artwork.