Jiayao Yang


Class of: 2023

Major: Illustration BFA

Medium: Watercolor paper

Faculty: Harvest Henderson

Prompt: Each team will create eight "hashtag trading cards"—two per person—after investigation an assigned hashtag on social media. For one person, one of the hashtag you chose should be what you are familiar with and another should be what you are unfamiliar with.

I searched the assigned hashtag #adapt on the Instagram and find another hashtag that interested me below it, which is a man holding a dog. And then I found #workingdog tag under it. Then I clicked #germanshepherd under it. Since I am a crazy dog lover, I decided this hashtag would be my first trading card. Then after several clicking, I landed on #animalsco, because I didn’t know what was that word. And then I found out they are all about wild animals. As a result, this become my second hashtag because I’m not familiar with wild animals.