mac fabulous puppet makers

Angela and Sean Mac Pherson are a mother-daughter artist duo, based in Cape Town, Cape Town. Together they create art of all kinds; puppets, sculptures, public installations, illustrations and concept design.

They have a shared love for nature and work closely with scientists, theater-makers and activists to tell new stories and bring about public awareness and deeper understanding of the living world.

Mac Fabulous

Sean Mac Pherson has led the collaboration with Puppet Planet. She started by designing and creating the puppets and set for the Thandi & Oogies adventures.

MAC FABULOUS has created over fifteen puppets for the Puppet Planet over the last few years.

Consulting, conceptualising and designing the present and future projects with Wendy Taylor, including immersive storytelling sets and colourful paper dinosaur masks.

Sean earned her honours degree in Fine Arts from UCT in 2017 and has since worked intensively designing, creating puppets and sculptures on various projects.

Mac Fabulous
Mac Fabulous

Angela Mac Pherson during her thirty five year career as a sculptor and designer, lead the design and production of all puppets and sculptures for Cape Town Carnival from 2012 till 2020, with Sean as her head designer for four of those years. Together they create magic.

“Mac Fabulous is our creative powerhouse. We create art of all kinds; puppets, sculptures, public installations, illustrations and concept design. We have a shared love for nature and we work closely with scientists, theater-makers and activists to tell new stories and bring about public awareness and deeper understanding of the living world. Designing and making puppets for science storytelling with Wendy Taylor and Puppet Planet has been a fascinating journey into deep time.”

Click here to view the video playlist on the making of the puppets for Puppet Planet or see the gallery below.

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