Jamie Freedman

When I was in high school I became fascinated with Jeff Koons’ artwork. It was one of
the first times that I saw art challenge ideas of beauty and vulgarity while commenting on
contemporary society and the art world itself.

During that time I visited San Francisco with my family, and we went to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. We started our tour by taking the elevator to the top floor. When the doors opened the first thing I saw was “Michael Jackson and Bubbles” a large porcelain sculpture by Koons. I couldn't help but scream in excitement and ran over to the work, not caring that it is inappropriate to raise one’s voice in a museum.

My goal is to design objects that bring the same level of joy to people’s everyday
experiences that I felt that day in San Francisco.


StudentsTed Burdett