A giant black cartoon-esque figure, with crosses for eyes, looms over us. We don't know whether to smile with glee or make a run for it. It's the work of artist KAWS — and one of 24 sculptures that have invaded a corner of Regent's Park.
They include a tall tower made of small footballs, a tall thin version of Vulcan, God of the forge by Eduardo Paolozzi (he of Tottenham Court Road murals fame), and colourful ceramic totems by Japanese artist Takuro Kawata.
If the idea of sculpture in Regent's Park sounds familiar, it's because it's been happening every year in October to coincide with Frieze Art Fair — also held in Regent's Park.
The problem, of course, has always been the weather (and light). Doing this in summer makes so much sense: children can explore it over the summer holidays and adults can visit when they escape the office. Plus there's less chance of snow.
This year there's a lot of variety. Those who prefer a traditional approach to art can marvel at the realistic busts by Emily Young and Thomas Price.
Prefer a more screwball approach to art? Try the upside down elephant standing on its trunk, or the giant pink glittery knot — taking an industrial object and making it decorative.
The Frieze sculpture park is always enjoyable when it doesn't take itself too seriously, and we're glad to report that this year's version brought a smile to our faces.
If you can't make it to Regent's Park, then you can watch this hyperlapse video that covers the whole thing in two minutes:
Frieze Sculpture 2017 is in Regent's Park until 8 October. Entrance is free.