"I've often worked in very different projects, different sizes. Some are empty, some are full, some are deconstructed. Here, again, the fundamental heart of the work was to make the work accessible and personal... I made the ceiling this low, so it would be just about the height of a person, human size. It's to re-appropriate the building for everyone," Buren said.
"The spirit of this place is sun, is light, which cuts through the color in the circles ... You need to feel for the space you're in ... The Grand Palais with the glass ceiling has such beautiful light, all the time _ even on a rainy day," Buren told The Associated Press on Wednesday.