Texas A&M "6 Core Values" Bronze/Granite Sculpture Maquette by James Muir Bronze Allegorical Sculptor-Artist
TEXAS A & M
“6 CORE VALUES”
(Texas A&M Original 6 Core Value Concept)
by James N. Muir
Artist’s Statement: The “6 Core Values” cenotaph is an allegorical depiction representing perfecting the excellence of character in the A&M Graduate.
Concept: A tower of character stands steadfast upon the granite foundation laid by all the “Aggies” who have gone before, now scattered to the four cardinal directions. This tower, while still in the stages of being hewn to perfection – a rough ashlar being refined to make the perfect ashlar, in the vernacular of the stone mason/sculptor – has on each side the respective emblems of the A&M ring with the crest in relief on the front. At the very top, the six columns of the core values stand in unison.
Above the crest, stands the figure of a Ross Volunteer, offering a sabre salute in “RESPECT” for the heritage and tradition of all of the 6 Core Values working in harmony to perfect the character of the A&M Graduate.
At the front are carved the Six Core Values, RESPECT. LEADERSHIP . INTEGRITY. LOYALTY . EXCELLENCE . SELFLESS SERVICE.
The hammer and chisel of the heritage of A.M.C., left by the original carvers, rest below on the granite foundation.
"Texas A&M 6 Core Values"