Making an Aggie Ring


The fifty-nine first-year students in VIST 105, the foundation design class in the Department of Visualization, are already thinking about 2015, the year they graduate. Just mention that year to them, and a loud whoop is the response. That graduation goal was visualized in part Friday, Oct. 14, when the Vizzers assembled a ‘15 Aggie Ring mural.

This was actually a surprise to the students involved. They each used color and texture to recreate one part of a black and white photo – without knowing the subject or where each part went in the finished mural. This idea was cooked up by the faculty teaching the course: Senior Lecturer Mary Saslow, Prof. Howard Eilers, and Master of Visualization student Kendall Littaker. The goals of the short assignment were satisfied – using a variety of media, color theory, and collaboration – with the added bonus of creating an iconic Texas A&M image. Thanks go to Glen Vigus for shooting a high-resolution photo of the ring.

posted October 14, 2011