Behold, the Aztec mecha and Mayan cyborgs of our Mesoamerican futureS

The works of Mexico City artist Raul Cruz envision a far-off future where Aztec and Mayan aesthetics mesh with yet-to-be-invented technologies.

In his Mexican futurist illustrations, the Heavy Metal artist depicts mecha guarding Teotihuacan, temples orbiting Earth, and massive robots carved out of stone. Cruz has been illustrating for three decades, so he's amassed an amazing portfolio of work.

Behold, the Aztec mecha and Mayan cyborgs of our Mesoamerican futureSSegunda conquista (2005)

Behold, the Aztec mecha and Mayan cyborgs of our Mesoamerican futureS

Memoria del Futuro (1990)

Behold, the Aztec mecha and Mayan cyborgs of our Mesoamerican futureS

Recuperación Arqueológica (2008)

Behold, the Aztec mecha and Mayan cyborgs of our Mesoamerican futureS

Traficantes de arte (2008)

Behold, the Aztec mecha and Mayan cyborgs of our Mesoamerican futureS

Hallazgo (1995)

Behold, the Aztec mecha and Mayan cyborgs of our Mesoamerican futureSMitzi (1995)

Behold, the Aztec mecha and Mayan cyborgs of our Mesoamerican futureSVestigio (1991)

Behold, the Aztec mecha and Mayan cyborgs of our Mesoamerican futureSRey Maya (2010)

Behold, the Aztec mecha and Mayan cyborgs of our Mesoamerican futureSRobot Hábitat (2010)

Behold, the Aztec mecha and Mayan cyborgs of our Mesoamerican futureSEl Llanto del Robot (1994)

Behold, the Aztec mecha and Mayan cyborgs of our Mesoamerican futureSTeotihuacan (2003)

Behold, the Aztec mecha and Mayan cyborgs of our Mesoamerican futureSLevedad (2009)

You can see much more of Cruz's artwork at his website (semi-NSFW, what with the occasional cybernetic nipple slip). Hat tip to Rav Gar!