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....

Monday, 23 April 2012

6 weeks of making left...

Back now after a short project in London. We're into the last 6 weeks before rehearsal starts. I've completed three more masks (the lower three in the photograph); Alison has a new load of jelutong and lime wood for her puppet carving, and Christina is filming straw-men blowing in the wind, as well as helping solder my puppets:

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