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My Happy Place

My Happy Place

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Artist: Francisco Ramirez
Size: 16x20
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Narrative:
When I think of Chuck E Cheese the 80s scene of  San Jose come to mind. The ball pit, sky tubes, arcade games, the cups of water we got but secretly used for soda and let's not forget the pizza. This animatronic mouse is a nostalgic staple of San Jose now, even if you don't want to admit it. It was the first in San Jose and there are still over 600 of them worldwide (google fact), there's less than 50 of these animatronics being used today and believe it or not some still use floppy disks (more google fact) I would even argue that this was the source of inspiration for five nights at Freddy's, a popular video game. When you're a kid you don't think much about product placement or how a franchise uses a well dressed mouse ready to celebrate your birthday as a link to our subconscious. When you paint an animatronic mouse for an art show is when you realize that it worked. 
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