Local explores the simple yet complex question: what does it mean to be at home? I looked at "home" as both a conceptual and physical space within the current American paradigm, with specific interest in immigrant perspectives. Acting as an unorthodox archivist, I collected family stories, cultural memories, and culinary praxis, to construct a floor plan of an imaginary house. Using patterns from tiles in Palestinian homes, I engaged the olfactory sense with the sifting of fennel, turmeric, paprika, and sumac. The spices, potent and unapologetic, claim invisible territory both throughout the physical space and also in the viewers’ memory. Over time, the pattern is marked by the viewers passing, and the ground acts as a visible record of their presence and absence. Slowly, the granules mix and the pattern transforms into a homogenous blend.