Victoria Jensen and Asiko-oluwa Aderin
Two Fine Art students from Norfolk State University were selected in 2022 for a large-scale mural at the northern gateway into the NEON neighborhood. Asiko-oluwa Aderin is an undergraduate student in NSU’s Bachelor of Fine Arts program, with a concentration in Graphic Design. Her works, expressed through digital and acrylic media, focus on appreciating black aesthetics and embracing one’s cultural heritage. Victoria Jensen is a graduate student in NSU’s Master of Fine Arts program, specializing in a variety of digital and traditional media that explores her Dominican and European heritage through food.
As Victoria and Asiko worked on A Pot of Good Times, they kept noticing the blah trash enclosure at the rear of the building. With extra paint and energy at hand, the two dreamt up a second, smaller mural entitled The Lloowellyns. Its whimsical characters on roller skates are inspired by colors found in the NEON District. The mural is presented by The Royal Team and Larandon’s Homes.