Artist Spotlight: Show Us Your #Metsona!

I love the artist community on Twitter. I love how talented they all are! I love how willing they are to jump on any opportunity to participate in drawing prompts and themes. I love #inktober, I love #mermay, and this week, I love #metsona!

But what is #metsona and how did it start?

This past Monday was the Met Gala, an annual fundraising event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC that’s known for attracting the biggest stars—and the boldest fashion! This year’s gala theme was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” and it certainly spawned some iconic looks from the likes of Rihanna, Chadwick Boseman, and so many others.

Kevin Wada on started the fun on Twitter by egging on several of his artist friends:

His own contribution took a while, but showed up the next morning with quite a lot of fanfare.

Dozens of artists joined in the exercise, drawing a variety of stunning outfits and sharing them in the #metsona tag. There was a huge range of high fashion, based on cathedrals, saints, reliquaries, Renaissance art, and nods to other cultures and religions! We’ve compiled some of our favorites for you here, but if you want to see more, be sure to check out the hashtag!


Jameson Hampton

Jameson Hampton

Jamey is a non-binary adventurer from Buffalo, NY who wishes they were immortal so they’d have time to visit every coffee shop in the world. They write code, like plants, record podcasts, categorize zines and read tarot cards. Ask them about Star Wars or Vampire: the Masquerade if you dare.