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owl tessellation by a 4th grade student, bird theme an amateur childs make-your-own-tessellation, bird face theme (owls)

by Sierra R.

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.

If I offer any constructive criticism, it's this: I wish this were not just heads. Without the birds' bodies, we might feel that the owls are incomplete, or partly hidden behind other owls.