Known in Portland for Ring of Time, the iconic 11-by-12-foot sculpture at the Standard Plaza, Hilda Morris (1911-1993) was a foundational artist in the Pacific Northwest. This particular piece is an excellent example of her style — gestural, organic movements infused with transcendent thought and cast in wildly expressionist fashion. Heather James includes a similar work in this exhibition, as well sculptures such as Spider Ring (1965) and Journey Through a Sea Cave (1963), suggestive of portals to the unknown. The New York City native established and taught in the sculpture program at the WPA community center before marrying Carl Morris in 1940 and moving to Seattle and later settling in Portland. Her work is in the collections of the Seattle Art Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, SFMOMA, and other museums.