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tessellation art by a 4th grade math student, native american (indian head) theme indian motif tessellation (native american)

by Creed N.

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.

Although the faces resemble faces, and the "hair" looks like hair, what about the backs of the heads? What about the chins and necks? I wish that Creed had tweaked the Indian heads' outlines so that they more closely resemble heads. This is a common problem in first-timers' tessellations of heads.