In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community. Join us in celebrating the latest recipient of the Deviousness Award.
In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community
My name is Silvia and I'm a Foreign Languages student from Italy. I'm better known as C-91, the nickname I chose when I first joined DeviantArt in 2007. Back then, I was hanging out in forums and trying to find my way into art by making customization images; everybody pictured this place as "the home of big artists": since I wasn't really one, I didn't feel entitled to be part of it at all.
Eventually I created my profile because other people I knew were doing the same and...here I am!
After 5-years of inactivity, in 2012 I was giving my account a second chance when I stumbled upon the obscure art medium which is now part of my life: Fractal Art.
I started creating fractals just for fun and I had no clue how big their impact would have been on me. Not only did they offer me an everyday challenge to strive to better myself, but they also made me get in touch with lots and lots of amazing people who still help me by making their knowledge on fractals available to everybody.
I'm so happy I've been able to artistically grow with them and I hope our journey will continue further. Sharing is the key of a healthy community, I believe DeviantArt is the best place to do it.
If I'm here now it's also thanks to you, and I'm very grateful for this recognition. It may seem common to say, but it does mean a lot to me.
Deviousness Award Winner
For over a decade, C-91 has proven to be a strong and supportive presence in the Fractal community. Her countless contributions include devoting her time as a Community Volunteer from 2014 to 2016, encouraging the growth of new artists through #seniormentors, and organizing several fractal and community weeks through #projecteducate. Always eager to inspire, she has shared many tutorials and tips and has even taught others how to create her iconic fractal flowers. Her willingness to mentor alongside her incredible artistic talent and devotion to building a stronger fractal community make us proud to announce C-91 as the recipient of the September 2017 Deviousness Award!
C-91 is one of those people that makes a relatively unknown type of art known and even accessible. Before I discovered her profile I didn't even know what fractal art was, but the bright colors and stunning detail of her art just draws you in. I've seen C-91 around DeviantArt forever and every time she was involved in some kind of community project. I think she contributes greatly to this website and I congratulate her on the award.â€
Silvia is an amazing pillar of this beautiful community. Ever since I met her, Iâ€™ve only seen kindness transpiring from all her interactions with the members of DeviantArt, so it was very easy to "fall-in-like" with her from the start. She puts a lot of love in everything she touches, from promoting others in her carefully curated journal features, to her active presence in all the groups she admins!!! I met her when she was a Community Volunteer for the Fractal Art Gallery and even though she must have been extremely busy with all the tasks she was involved in, she still made time to cultivate her friendships with us!!! I absolutely ADORE her!!! I would also like to mention how INSPIRING she is as an artist; Iâ€™ve seen some of the most beautiful fractals in her own gallery, so to me this sweet, dedicated friend is the â€œwhole packageâ€: Amazing community leader, wonderful friend and a very inspiring artist who not only displays her own creativity, but also shares her resources and tutorials with all of us!!! I am thrilled to see her up here today!!! Congratulations dear Silvia, I LOVE YOUUUU!!! <3â€
C-91 is both an awesome artist and incredibly cool person who I've been fortunate enough to bump into during my time here on DeviantArt. Whether it's the flowers that just glow with light and energy, or the engaging colors that draw your attention across the textures and shapes in her artwork, her exploration into the fractal medium is definitely worth following. Her contributions to the community manifest in a multitude of ways, including through the tutorials she's released, and as a Community Volunteer, and she's approachable on topics ranging from fractal artwork to serious debates on the importance and versatility of the emote. Congratulations, C-91â€
C-91 is, simply put, amazing. She's a great person and wonderful asset to the DeviantArt community. During the ten years she has been part of DA she certainly left a mark, and not only through helping out as a Community Volunteer. She is involved in the community in many ways: by promoting art and artists through features, helping out in groups like seniormentors, creating resources, and much more. And let's not forget her awesome fractaling skills! Congratulations on the award, it is well deserved!â€
Amazing fractal artist . I long been her fan . I'm sure she inspires aspiring artists and people who want to do fractals. Her work is always elegant and very beautiful , when I look at them they seem to come alive in front of me and I want to touch them .She paved a great path , her amazing works adorn Deviantart . I was overwhelmed with emotions and I'm proud of her . Congratulations on the well deserved award , C-91â€
C-91 is one of the most inspirational fractal artists there. Her style is truly remarkable and stands out from many others. While she is not making her beautiful fractal blooms, you can find her being awesome all around DA; she is truly supportive and determined soul! With not only fractals in her gallery, C-91 has carefully crafted tutorials that can definitely bring even non-fractal artist explore something brand new! With a burning passion, she has been a shining example and guiding light this entire time. C-91's attitude and willingness to help have definitely left a positive mark on the whole DeviantArt community. Congratulations on the well deserved award Silvia! Stay awesome!â€
Wow ... Silvia really deserves it, her work as Fractal Art Community Volunteer , her personal projects, tutorials, videos, everything makes Silvia one of the most exemplary deviants here , she is a very inspirational artist/person and always will be present if you need an advice or help. I remember meeting her in the SZ chatroom, she helped me a lot being new there and since then we have had a beautiful friendship, she is very kind and friendly. Mentioning about her works .... was one of the reasons I've visited her profile before I met her in the chatrooms. She creates awesome fractals, very colorful, vibrant and with great quality and technique. If you haven't yet seen her works, don't delay in visiting her unique and great gallery. Silvia, congrats on your Deviousness Award, you deserve it ! I hope this little recognition will motivate you to make more tutorials ,projects and artworks ,for sure we will enjoy them a lot!â€
Silvia has contributed so much of her time & energy to Deviantart's community, not only this.. but her work is astounding, so much energy!. She definitely deserves this award, congratulations! â€