Marcela Chiorescu

Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics, Georgia College
Milledgeville, Georgia, USA

I'm a professor of mathematics moonlighting as a temari ball crafter. My temari style is called "sosaku" (creative) temari. I enjoy exploring intersections of mathematics and arts from a variety of perspectives, especially the spherical perspective. I'm also passionate about promoting the beauty of mathematics to the public to generate positive social change.

Sakura Pythagorean Tree
Sakura Pythagorean Tree
19 x 19 x 19 cm
Temari ball

Inspired by the Pythagorean Tree in a plane, I stitched the Sakura Pythagorean Tree on a temari ball of circumference 58 cm. This Pythagorean tree has order five and begins with a square of side 5 cm. Upon the first square I constructed two squares to depict the Pythagorean theorem, and from there I continued recursively. Each square is scaled down by a linear factor of about 0.7.