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, 1 April 2011

The faces of Angus McPhee

Alison is assembling the young Angus puppet (the parts for this were photographed in the last blog); and I've just taken the fourth of the papier-mache heads off the clay mould:

Above, Angus ages from right to left. We have still to make a baby Angus puppet, and a 14 year old Angus mask.

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