The Coin Mat by Jane Lee
MRT STATION Bartley
One-cent coins are a rare sight in Singapore these days but at Bartley MRT station, you'll find 164,800 of them encased in laminated glass panels. The coins come in varying shades of bronze and catch the eye even from afar. Up close, you can't help but wonder how much money is stuck in the wall. Even though the authorities have stopped minting one-cent coins, they are still legal tender so count away. Pro-tip: at the station entrances, you can also find five and 10-cent coins printed on the glass panels.
THE ARTIST Besides creating this site-specific installation, Jane Lee is also known for her paintings and innovative use of materials for her art. She won several awards and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts.