This one of my latest paintings and I titled it “Groove”. Remember the term groove, groovy? When I was a teenager the term “Groovey” meant something hip. This painting and the circular motion seems to say “in the groove”: hip.
The word “groovy” originates in jazz slang, referring to music that’s swinging, tight, funky, in the pocket. The analogy is to the groove in a vinyl record — the musicians are so together that it’s like they’re the needle guided by the groove.
Next post is the partner painting “In the Groove”.