Following the official unveiling of "Discovering Columbus" in New York City on Wednesday, MyBlockNYC provides an inside look at the inspiration behind artist Tatzu Nishi's latest installation.

Nishi, whose works have been shown in Japan, Belgium, and Germany, discusses the influence of dreams on his art and the power of revealing the unexpected.

"Discovering Columbus" features an 810-square foot, fully-furnished living room in the sky, where visitors can ascend six stories to view the statue in unprecedented proximity.

Watch above as the artist gives a tour his work. Extra bonus? A feisty Mayor Bloomberg sniping at reporters.

[VIA MyBlockNYC]