I want to see what happens to the pattern when I change the location of the three colors.
I get 4 X's instead of 4 O's. If I expand this pattern and the one above they are identical except at the edges. The beige pinwheels are the background to a brown/green lattice.
I get O's again; but this time the O's feature brown stars instead of brown pinwheels.
I get X's again. If I expand this pattern and the one above they are identical.
I get beige stars against a background of brown and green pinwheels.
This is virtually the same pattern as above.
What did I learn? Two things. First, by changing how a pattern is colored I can change the pattern ; but not always. Second, color has a greater impact than pattern; at first glance all of these patterns look similar because they use the same colors.
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