Flotillas of free-floating human statues could become a common sight on the world's oceans.

Flotillas of free-floating human statues could become a common sight on the world’s oceans. Spanish artist Robert Llimos says he wants to create an army of Stargazers and let them loose off the Canary Islands.

The 3.5m tall statues could be tracked to monitor currents and the effects of environmental change on sea routes to see where they land, he said. His original Stargazer was created in 2006, and is now anchored off the beach resort of Sitges, some 18 miles south of Barcelona.

“Stargazers are meant to be displayed in the sea,” said Llimos, “they will be refreshing and beautiful.”