Vinyl Fantasy

A showcase of designer toys

By Pedro Mendes | Photographs by Steve Carty
May 11, 2005
Insurgent Wilderness Group, Patrick York Ma, USA (2004) Insurgent Wilderness Group, Patrick York Ma, USA (2004 )

For several weeks every year, Patrick York Ma communes with nature and works with conservation groups. That’s where he had a vision of the future: a retrovirus that infects the animals of earth and makes them self-aware. One of their first acts is to form a crack commando resistance unit, called the “Insurgent Wilderness Group,” to combat humanity’s abuse of the natural world. Ma's IWG toys represent animals on the endangered species list, and part of the sales proceeds go to wildlife conservation groups.

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