Muchnic notes that "in a 1986 essay Benjamin wrote: 'I am an intuitive painter, despite the ordered appearance of my paintings, and am fascinated by the infinite range of expression inherent in color relationships.' Although he often set up a systematic structure based on numerical progressions, modular constructions or random sequences, he came up with surprising results."
In this 2008 interview with painter Julie Karabenick, Benjamin reflected on his long career noting that "My development is not characterized by one thing building directly upon another. I have a number of recurrent motifs that seem to appear once every decade or so."
Edited by artist Brett Baker, Painters' Table highlights writing from the painting blogosphere as it is published and serves as a platform for exploring blogs that focus primarily on the subject of painting.