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, 30 March 2012

The final decision...

This is the image we've decided to use on the poster for 'ANGUS - WEAVER OF GRASS'. 

It features Mark Whitaker wearing my mask and the grass swallow tail coat and 'sun-burst' hat made by Joanne B Kaar. The projection is a photograph of grass taken in Uist when we visited last July.


  1. Dramatic and evocative - great choice!

  2. hinting at the depth and poignancy of angus. wonderful.