Retired farmer Gene Hanson of Edgeley, North Dakota paid tribute to the late Prince in a very unique way. He decided to plow his cornfield with Prince’s signature emblem. We’re sure Prince would have loved this unique ‘Love Symbol’ crop circle.
The pop icon passed away from still unknown complications on April 21, and the 75-year-old farmer wanted to find a way to pay tribute. Hanson, more of a country Western guy, said that he loved “Purple Rain.”
Hanson explains in a Facebook comment on his page, “It took me 45 minutes to put it in field and take the photo with the plane. I was really surprised on how it turned out. Did another one in the same field but that one will be posted later.”
To create the shape, all Hanson did was use a print out of the symbol and prop it up on his tractor. “I couldn’t believe it myself that it turned out so well,” Hanson tells the Grand Forks Herald. “I was probably the most surprised. This one just happened to turn out first try.”
The ‘Love Symbol’ in the field, which he created on April 28, is as long as a football field. It didn’t last too long, though. As Hanson reports, the field was seeded on Monday.
The ‘Love Symbol’ was introduced by Prince in the early 1990s. He changed his stage name to the symbol which, understandably, no one knew how to pronounce. This is what led people to start calling him, “The Artist Formerly Known as Prince.”