Erik Benjamins

28 September 2020

  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. Crying Into the Breadbox
  10. Disintegrating Smeller
  11. Eric Payne
  12. Forgetting the Words
  13. Free Smells
  14. Happiness for Art21 Magazine
  15. Jeremy Hunter’s Practice of Life
  16. SBCo
  17. Self-squaring and Double Acting
  18. Sitting Suite for Seed
  19. Use All Five
  20. Wood Fire Chicken for Lucky Peach
  21. Young Joon Kwak’s ‘The Cave’
  22. 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.