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Ole Miss alumni and faculty featured in Jackson art exhibit – The Daily Mississippian

Butler Snow was recently mentioned in a Daily Mississippian article referencing an art piece that was commissioned for Butler Snow’s Nashville office.  “Elgin’s Octave” currently resides within the lobby of our Nashville location for all to enjoy.

“Elgin’s Octave” was spawned from a larger commission piece that Moorhead created for the Butler Snow office in Nashville, Tennessee, called “Elgin’s Piano.”

“Elgin’s Piano” is a sculpture by Rod Moorhead. It spawned the idea for “Lord Elgin’s Octave,” a piece featured in the Mississippi Museum of Art’s invitational. (Courtesy: Rod Moorhead)

“Elgin’s Piano” is a sculpture by Rod Moorhead. It spawned the idea for “Lord Elgin’s Octave,” a piece featured in the Mississippi Museum of Art’s invitational. (Courtesy: Rod Moorhead)

Using computer modeling, Moorhead was able to replicate figures in clay from the facade of the Parthenon in Nashville and interweave those pieces with some of Nashville’s signature neon lighting.

“I thought, ‘Oh well, it’s Nashville, it’s glittery, it’s neon,’ and suddenly I saw this piece,” he said.

Often on larger pieces like “Elgin’s Piano,” which took around three months to create, Moorhead uses computer generated 3-D modeling so he can take the picture from his head to a computer diagram and then work the details into clay. He was able to use this technique again in the construction of the slightly smaller “Elgin’s Octave,” which took about a month and a half to complete.

To read more of The Daily Mississippian’s coverage on Butler Snow’s art piece in Nashville please visit http://thedmonline.com/um-alumni-and-faculty-featured-in-jackson-art-exhibit/