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make-your-own tessellation art by a 4th grade student a first-time make-your-own-tessellation

LIGHTNING and OCEAN
by Zack

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. This works best as an abstract tessellation, like the Alhambra geometric tessellations. However, when we labels parts sky and water, this ceases to be a tessellation because air and water are gaps.