Prince tribute mural sprouts a new ‘do thanks to blooming flowers
On Sunday, artist Christine Stein stepped outside her California home to discover a surprise: The massive bush growing behind her custom tribute to the late musician Prince had bloomed for the first time.
Though the mural itself attracted attention back in 2016, it found new online fame after Stein shared a photo of the surrounding the bush in bloom on Twitter.
As HuffPost reports, her tweet prompted thousands of retweets and hundreds of responses.
Stein tells the local news team at KCRA that the flowers appeared unexpectedly after someone “mistakenly dropped” mulch in front of her mural, prompting the bush to grow. “And then just on Easter, it bloomed with all these flowers I’ve never seen before,” she said.
The blooming bush is a fitting tribute to the late musician ahead of April 21, the two-year anniversary of his death.
Here’s a clip of Stein painting the mural in 2016: