Lasalle student Priyageetha Dia, 25, has removed her "golden staircase" creation that led to a debate about art in public spaces. On Facebook yesterday morning, she said: "The existence and the end of this work bears my responsibility and no one else's. With a little trace left behind, a memento of the space. Till we meet again." The "little trace" refers to a small square of gold foil on the bottom step. She later told The Straits Times in a text message: "It was voluntarily removed by me, no pressure from the town council. To me, my work is already done." She created the artwork for her final-year project by covering one flight of steps on the 20th floor of a Jalan Rajah HDB block with gold foil a week ago. Photos have been shared online since early last week.