A Home is a Portal is a collection of illustrated stories documenting a quest for home across disparate geographies.

Part illustrated book, part physical installation, A Home is a Portal visualizes how inherited memory and ancestral loss of homeland can transcend space and time, and investigates what a path to healing might look like.

Weaving together family lore, natural splendor, synchronicities with strangers, and cultural in-betweenness, the project's introspective illustrations make tangible a lifelong struggle to set down roots. Drifting between memory, daydreams, and the mundane, the story asks: will rooting in a physical place ever be enough to conjure the feeling of home?

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An excerpt from A Home is a Portal

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© Ludi Leiva