The theme of my tessellation is animals from Oceania. It includes the Kiwi from New Zealand on top of what is supposed to be a ground/trail of sorts and a platypus from Australia on top of a body of water. The kiwi and platypus tessellate on the squares evenly while the water and ground do tessellate but they appear to go through the entire piece of paper.I started with a square and cut out what would be the top of both of my animals. I took the cut piece of paper and translated it to the opposite side of my square so the next tile’s animal would fit with it. I then drew the ground and river through the same places on each tile so it was tessellating through each tile.I think tessellations really are a form of art because of the beauty and creativity that they can contain. There are artists like M.C. Escher whose most famous pieces are tessellations. I think tessellation require intense thought and are not just exclusively math or art based. I believe it is more of a combination of both. The creativity and artistic value is carried over as well as the math aspect of them being a tessellation.