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make-your-own tessellation art by a 4th grade student, gorilla theme a first-time make-your-own-tessellation, head theme (faces)

by Tommy W

This tessellation shows translational (slide) symmetry.

The "tile" (tile = repeating shape) is very neatly, precisely reproduced and fits with all the other tiles perfectly, without gaps or overlaps. That's what a proper tessellation does.

However, only two of the four sides look like parts of a head: the top and the left. What if Tommy bettered this by changing the outline 'til all 4 sides remind us of face, hat, hair, and jawline? I'd like to see that.