Creepy Reef

British artist Jason de Caires Taylor used real people to create full casts and then placed them in the ocean off the east coast of Mexico to create a super creepy artificial reef in an attempt to grow coral and attract a marine ecosystem to the Cancun and Isla Mujeres National Marine Park. More pictures after the break.

The weird reef, reminiscent of a bunch of mafia victims being fitted with cement boots and dumped into a river, currently contains about 350 statues, and Taylor plans to anchor about 50 more.