There are a number of life-like single tile tessellations that have multiple motifs. This blog describes a tile that has three different motifs, two bird designs and one fish design. Multiple motifs are not common but there are a number of them that have been created. These three motifs are not unlike some other dual or multiple designs on one tile. This tile is a P4; very similar to Polya's D4o plane symmetry group. Creating dual and multiple motifs is not something that I normally do however this image is very recent. Figure 1 below depicts the concept as I developed it in one of my sketchbooks. Figure 2 depicts a more formal color version of the tessellation. For those that want a challenge try creating a multiple motif tessellation. Its fun and when the motifs are mixed together it becomes complex .
Michael Wilson has been creating tessellation art for over 30 years and is preparing this blog to share thoughts on the subject.