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

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 futureSegunda conquista (2005)

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

Memoria del Futuro (1990)

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

Recuperación Arqueológica (2008)

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

Traficantes de arte (2008)

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

Hallazgo (1995)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Behold, the Aztec mecha and Mayan cyborgs of our Mesoamerican futureLevedad (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!