Erik Benjamins

4 August 2020

  1. After-Dinner Walk
  2. Alex Reed’s Home Work
  3. Bookends & Good Hugging
  4. Bookshelves & Hard Optimism
  5. Bottega Louie
  6. Building Block
  7. Butts of Florence
  8. Crying Into the Breadbox
  9. Disintegrating Smeller
  10. Eric Payne
  11. Forgetting the Words
  12. Free Smells
  13. Happiness for Art21 Magazine
  14. Jeremy Hunter's Practice of Life
  15. SBCo
  16. Self-squaring and Double Acting
  17. Sitting Suite for Seed
  18. Use All Five
  19. Wood Fire Chicken for Lucky Peach
  20. Young Joon Kwak’s ‘The Cave’
  21. Show All

Happiness for Art21 Magazine 2015

Pupsie Cola and One Hundred Thousand Glowing Beacons, a commissioned essay for Art21 Magazine (2015).

It was only a few weeks after returning from an artist residency in Santa Fe when friend and arts writer, Alicia Eler, reached out with a proposal. She had been invited by Art21 Magazine to guest edit an issue themed around Happiness. Still reverberating in the warm glow of the Girard Wing at the Museum of International Folk Art, I contributed an impressionistic piece that explored the symptoms and possibilities for the visitor that reverberated within a folk art collection like no other.