They tower over the visitors but have a friendly, almost cuddly, charm.

And these giants who have invaded West Yorkshire from the other side of the Atlantic look set to make their presence felt.

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) presents the first UK museum exhibition by KAWS, the renowned American artist, whose work has sparked global attention and includes painting, sculpture, printmaking and design.

The huge exhibition opens on Saturday, February 6, and runs until June 12.

The exhibition, in the Longside Gallery and the rolling fields of the Park, features over 20 works.

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But the dominant feature are the giant figures made of bronze, fibreglass, aluminium and wood.

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The figures range in height from 6m to almost 10m and are said to represent figures growing up.

Certainly they captivated visitors to the park in the winter sun shine this week.

Brooklyn-based KAWS is considered one of the most relevant artists of his generation.

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park show is the first UK museum exhibition of his work.

In the Longside Gallery, the artist is showing many other works including more sculptures such as a baby pink monstrous rabbit figure, a neon pink figure, and a figure with its skin peeled back to reveal its organs.

There are some works likened to the Spongebob cartoon series and a series of five new paintings.