During the time I was thinking about what to do for this commission, I came across this post card I purchased at the National Museum in Prague in 1996. It seemed fortuitous as I hadn't noticed it for years even though it was on a bulletin board in my son's bedroom. It's called The Destna Assumption and was painted in 1450. It's not the one source of reference for my banner drawings but it is in the family of annunciation and assumption paintings transmitting a text message via a twisting and turning banner, that were influential to me. In many ways it represents a form of text messaging much more sophisticated than what today is called text messaging; for example, the text is shown transmitted on a two-sided, spatially complex and varied platform that in some passages causes the text to be illegible.