These two tessellations are from the same D4 symmetry group however they differ in that the four color version in Figure 1 has interlocking birds flying in circles. Figure 2 depicts an enlarged version showing the interlocking rotations. The figures are similar to M.C. Escher's No. 118. The "star" comes from the eight birds that surround a central point (four heads, four tails)and the D4 overlaps. The second tessellation or tiling is black and white. I have taken the same symmetry group and combined a jet and a bird motif. These two images look very different but are very much related.
Michael Wilson has been creating tessellation art for over 30 years and is preparing this blog to share thoughts on the subject.