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City man's sculpture a gift for Chinese

May 29, 2012

DESCRIBING — Decatur sculptor Curtis Rose (left) describes the concept of his sculpture to Xue Shaoxian, chairman of the Taizhou Municipal People's Congress, as Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry looks on. (Photo provided)

    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.

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