On the shore, dimly seen thro’ the mists of the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
-Francis Scott Key, The Star Spangled Banner (the lesser known 2nd verse)
osaycanyousee (2008) is a 'momento mori,' a remembrance of the ghosts of the ghost towers, of the ghosts of languished democracy, the ghosts of time gone awry.
The page layout reflects the zine-like publication made to accompany a 2008 exhibition of the same title.