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Decatur resident Curtis Rose recently attended a celebration in Fort Wayne marking the joining of Taizhou, China, as a sister city, during which one of his sculptures was presented as a gift to Xue Shaoxian, chairman of the Taizhou Municipal People's Congress.
Rose, whose wooden sculptures are based on the Mobius band math concept, said he received a call from the Fort Wayne Museum of Art informing him that a member of Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry's office had purchased one of his sculptures to be presented during the ceremony.
Rose said the Mobius band is a surface with only one side and only one edge. For example, it can be made using a strip of paper by gluing the two ends together with a half-twist, creating an optical illusion.
According to Rose, he has made over 500 such sculptures since he began the craft in 2008.