Erik Benjamins

25 July 2024

  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. Built In at the Neutra VDL House
  8. Building Block
  9. Butts of Florence
  10. Confessions of an Anonymous Recipe
  11. Crying Into the Breadbox
  12. Disintegrating Smeller
  13. Eric Payne
  14. Forgetting the Words
  15. Free Smells
  16. Happiness for Art21 Magazine
  17. Running of the Interns
  18. Schindler Centennial for Cereal Magazine
  19. Self-squaring and Double Acting
  20. Sitting Suite for Seed
  21. To Sit is to Time Travel
  22. The Spongiologist’s Mantra
  23. Use All Five
  24. Wood Fire Chicken for Lucky Peach
  25. Young Joon Kwak’s ‘The Cave’
  26. 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.