#34 Jacob Lemanski: Creating a Supernatural World of Ants

Listen to Jacob Lemanski and his vision for ant themed artwork on Spotify

“I let the ants do my dishes the last two years of my bike trip”

Welcome everyone and thanks for tuning in to episode 34 of the It Matters To Me Podcast, a show that celebrates the random through 1-on-1 conversations with people and the passions they pursue.

Today we are truly honoring that tagline with my guest, Jacob Lemanski.

After quitting his job and selling all his belongings, Jacob hopped on his bicycle in Boulder, Colorado, and didn’t stop pedaling until he’d circled the globe twice! That journey took him 999 days and led him to some of the most remote parts of the globe.

Returning home, Jacob felt inspired and had a strong desire to create something, but he didn’t know what.

Before he’d left on this odyssey, one of the few things he’d kept was the ant farm he’d built out of scrap sheets of plastic and some lights that would shine through the ant’s tunnels.

And thus, Ant Space was born.

We first start out by talking about that epic bike journey and how it helped him see the world through a totally different lens.

Then we get into his return home and how hard of an adjustment that was after spending so much time away in so many different places.

After that, we dive headfirst into his artwork with the ants to include an upcoming book and even an Ant Space lounge that is opening here in Denver, on June 10, 2022.

Trust me on this, visit Jacob’s website, antlife.space, and take a peek at some of the artwork that he’s created. It’ll truly inspire you to come check out the lounge he’s opening if you’re anywhere near Denver.

It’s unequivocally going to be unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.

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