Curtis Rose

Inspired by a chance encounter with the artist M. C. Escher’s work featuring ants on a lattice in the early 70’s, Curtis Rose discovered the Mobius concept. He began his work with the Mobius concept by using paper to replicate the Mobius twist, however, when he discovered that the Mobius concept could be a sculpture, he experimented with materials such as ivory soap and wire to create the design. It was not until later in 2008 that he took interest in the wood forms of the sculpture, though, when he commissioned one to be made as a wedding gift and was given the opportunity to see the sculptor’s workshop. The sculptor gave him a scrap piece of mahogany to work with upon noting Curtis’s interest, and years later, that piece of wood became his first ever Mobius sculpture. Since that time, Curtis has been heavily motivated by the symbolism and beauty that he encounters in the natural world around him, in items such as tree stumps that others might not notice or pieces of other wood with interesting shapes, colors, and patterns.

Decatur, Indiana


Alpha & Omega - 2017

Come Sail with Me - 2017

HOPE Rising - 2016

Here are two separate Mobius patterns. The Anchor/Cross seems to have four edges and four surfaces; "HOPE" seems to have one of each. The entire piece has one surface and two separate edges.

Making New Friends - 2016

"I am really looking forward to a New Reality where there are no bullies, no anger, no sorrow…" "Oh Happy Day!"

Listen to the Music - 2015

Mobi [Library Cat] - 2014

Donated by the artist.

Listen to the Music - 2014

Never Ending "Yes" - 2014

Going Back Home - 2013

Love Carried the Cross VIII - 2013

Learning to Dance VIII - 2012

TRUE Love Grows - 2012

Strong Heart II - 2012

Titanium Sponsors

Adams County Community Foundation
Porter Family Foundation

Platinum Sponsors

Arts United
City of Decatur
Indiana Arts Commission
REV RV Group

Gold Sponsors

Adams Public Library System (In Kind
Berne Ready Mix
Complete Printing Service
John Brune Digital Video