The thieving ants project was a directed study surrounding an object. The object was documented in the space it was found in, through which a short narrative was constructed around the space that the object belonged too. The metaphor of ants is used to express the heightened importance placed on the object through its study. The ants as directed gather the object upon their backs and then proceed through the efforts required to carry the object to their ant mound at the other end of the room. This surreal space reflects the nature of the mind while in the process of study, the object is put on a pedistool upon which its study is conducted.