The life-size sculpture was created to capture the tradition and feel of a student Bonfire worker. Although Hayes did not attend TAMU, he learned the traditions from his friends. The 90-year-old Bonfire tradition came to a tragic end in 1999 when the log structure collapsed, killing 12 Aggies and injuring 27. His hope is that the sculpture reflects the strength and inspiration that A&M students give the Bryan-College Station area.
Sculptor: Edd Hayes
Installation: 12 May 2005
Location: behind the Dixie Chicken on the Promenade in the Northgate District. From University Drive in College Station, take Boyett St. and go 1 block. The promenade runs behind the businesses.