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make-your-own tessellation art by a 4th grade student, peace sign theme a first-time make-your-own-tessellation, abstract theme (PEACE SIGNS)

by Kaylee S

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.

We know that peace signs are round, so these square, jagged tessellations are good abstract tessellations, but their shape is arbitrary...that is, the silhouette doesn't look like anything... so they're not Escher-style tessellations.