Norman Epp is an old friend from our journey in 2007 to retrace the Mennonite migration to Central Asia. His great-grandfather was Claas Epp Jr. You can see quite a bit of him in the documentary “Through the Desert Goes Our Journey.”
Norman has a new website. Check out some of the amazing work he has done in wood, stone and steel.
The piece you see pictured here is called “Sipapu:”
Portal Series Cherry, Steel 73” x 28” x 21”
“Central to Kivas, ceremonial centers for many Southwestern cultures, is a Sipapu –symbolizing the Earth portal through which the original ancestors emerged. The nature of a matrix of spiritual energies behind the portal of human formation is subject of this sculpture.”