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make-your-own tessellation art by a 4th grade student, bird theme a first-time make-your-own-tessellation, bird theme (eagles)

by Sailor S.

This tessellation shows two tile types with translational (slide) symmetry. The two tile types are 1) right-facing heads and 2) left-facing heads.

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 the artist had done the whole body of each joker. When it's only a couple of heads showing, we have to wonder if the King didn't like the jokers' jokes, or if their bodies are hidden behind the other jokers.