Hadil Djadri – Home

Artist: Hadil Djadri
Title: Home
Media: Graphite pencil
Grade: 12th grade
School: Las Lomas High School
Teacher: Jessica Jurgens

In this piece, I’m investigating the physical representations of dual identity and the cultural overlap of many young Americans who have a unique cultural background. There is a clear contrast between the elements of my Algerian identity as well as of my education in America. The lanyard and its elements are symbolic: I drew my home key in America as well as my Algerian flag keychain to represent the two different places that are home to me. Additionally, I paid very close attention to the different values and textures I saw in my reference photo and translated them onto paper. The cover of the copy of “The Grapes of Wrath” is symbolic, as books in such a condition are usually reread, treasured, and loved.