ANGUS MCPHEE - Weaver of Grass

ANGUS MCPHEE or MACPHEE was a crofter from Uist who spent almost 50 years in a Highland psychiatric hospital. During this time he chose not to speak - instead he wove a series of incredible costumes out of grass. These he hung on trees in the hospital grounds.

This blog follows the progress of HORSE + BAMBOO THEATRE as they develop and tour a show about Angus....

Friday, 4 March 2011

At last...practical work really begins

It always takes a while, after a period of office work, to extract oneself and get to make a base in the making room once more. But it has finally happened. We've a visitor from London, Luke Davies, working with us for two weeks and he has been making a small model boxes of the set for us to experiment with. Alison has started making a head for a puppet of the (very) young Angus; and I've begun to model a clay head of the old Angus in order to make the first mask. Outside the sun is shining too...

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