Saltire Poppy

May 27, 2015

 

 

 

This is scored and folded paper.

 

A bunch of early California poppies surprised me on a neighborhood walk one day: that luminous orange insisted on being celebrated.

 

A saltire cross is a heraldic symbol in the shape of a diagonal cross, like the letter X. It’s one of my favorite shapes, and it seemed to suit the poppy which has four petals.

 

 

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