Erik Benjamins

18 August 2022

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

Sitting Suite for Seed 2020

A haiku quartet for Seed’s Story of You educational series (2020).

Is there anything more relatable in our quest to better understand gut health and the microbiome than poop? Seed, a forward-thinking probiotic researcher and manufacturer, was working on a five-part learn-from-home educational series for Instagram Stories. Each chapter would be introduced with a thematic artist commission. For chapter 4, What the F is Gut Health, Anyway?, I was asked to write a short text that offered some levity towards the topic at hand: a great poop. I opted for a suite a haikus, which felt particularly appropriate given their customary focus on hyper-presentness and poetic brevity.

View each chapter in its amazing entirety here.