Ooh nice, you were delving into olmecan and aztecan art? Isn't that just the juiciest thing ever? I start drooling just thinking about it! You're really right, making the world a more beautiful place is certainly a worthy goal. Definitely absorb all that knowledge our ancestors, I have a feeling they knew what they were talking about.
And to go in the opposite direction (time-wise), you did a Barontieri study! It looks awesome. I don't see a whole lot of sci-fi or mech stuff from you, so this is fun! I think her nose might need more definition, it seems a little blurry. I love her expression, though, kickass head!