Mallory Sherman (she/her) is a 21-year-old self-taught abstract artist living in the Pittsburgh area. She is a senior at the University of Pittsburgh studying marketing and economics. Mallory began pursuing art during her junior year of college in order to destress and better her mental health. Mallory’s work begins as a physical paint stick design and then is transformed into a digital artwork. Through photography and digital editing, the original design is mirrored and tessellated into an optical illusion-like final print.