Thinking Cap #2, 1981

Jean Mandeberg
(American, born 1950)

Location: Olympic Corrections Center, Forks


Thinking Cap #2 is part of a series of sculptures created by artist and professor Jean Mandeberg. The series began after a student in her studio class brought a hairdresser's chair into the studio space, and would sit under the attached hair drying hood to concentrate and solve problems. Mandeberg was inspired to create a series of sculptures that functioned as "tools to stimulate the imagination and heighten the awareness of the viewer or the hypothetical wearer."

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Department of Corrections.


Jean Mandeberg's mixed-media sculptures explore craft, folk art, and games with an emphasis on color, material, and form.
Mandeberg is Professor Emeritus at The Evergreen State College. She has served as a board member for the Olympia Artspace Alliance and as a commissioner for the Washington State Arts Commission. She is based in Olympia, Washington.

Material CategorySculpture - other metals
MediumCopper, sterling silver, aluminum, and rubber
Dimensions10 1/2 in x 10 in x 16 in
ID NumberWSAC1983.073.000
Acquisition MethodDirect purchase
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyDepartment of Corrections
Artwork LocationOlympic Corrections Center
Training Center
WA CountyClallam
Site TypeState Agency
Address11235 Hoh Mainline
Forks, WA 98331
Geo. Coordinates47.718144, -124.138959
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