Friday, October 15, 2010

Mexico's New Artificial Reef Made of Sculptures... of Real People

You may remember we previewed this story back in March.

A bit creepy, perhaps (imagine a night dive at this site). But interesting, nonetheless.

These astonishing images show an extraordinary new artificial reef off the east coast of Mexico made entirely from human statues.

The underwater installation has been created by British artist Jason de Caires Taylor who used real people to create the 'life casts' made from materials which encourage coral to grow.

It is hoped the new sculptures will produce a coral reef system and attract a variety of aquatic creatures to the Cancun and Isla Mujeres National Marine Park.

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