Ants on a Melon, Inc. was founded in 2012 and is based in Springfield, Oregon. It is an artistic platform designed to share interactive fiber optic artwork including fiber optic umbrellas, threaded RGB flashlights and twist-on whips or sabers.
A few years back Ants on a Melon's founder, Joel Pinkham had the realization that Humans are not much different than our good friends we call Ants. Here's the story:
At a music festival near Nelson, British Columbia Joel found himself collecting rocks in a nearby riverbed. As clouds started to roll in he started the hike back to his campsite in the Kootenay Mountains. On his way, a new friend named Tyson approached him and commented on the beauty that surrounded them in that moment. Joel then gave Tyson one of the rocks he had found. They began walking together and Tyson dropped the rock three times. After the third time, Tyson smiled and gave the rock back to Joel, explaining that this rock wanted stay with it's original owner. Where the rock fell the third time there was a watermelon broken into pieces. They crouched down to have a closer look at the melon and noticed it was covered in little black ants. The ants appeared in a state of timelessness as they sucked on the sweet nectar of the melon. Joel and Tyson exchanged smiles as they looked over the valley of the Kootenay's that was rumbling from the bass of the music festival. In that moment, Joel realized that all of the beautiful people that were vibrating harmoniously with the frequencies of the music were no different than the beautiful ants near their feet vibrating harmoniously with the frequency of the melon.
We are all just "Ants on a Melon"!