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

by Rayme T

This tessellation shows translation symmetry (a.k.a. "slide" and/or "glide" 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 one side out of four resembles the theme, "faces". That's why this tile shape creates a valid abstract tessellation, but when we make the theme "faces", it is not an Escher-style tessellation.