Go Jump in the Lake (New Abstract Conceptualist Painting from Camp)

Go Jump in the Lake (New Abstract Conceptualist Painting from Camp)
Go Jump in the Lake, painting by Polly Castor

Go Jump in the Lake (acrylic) by Polly Castor

This is a painting I’ve thought about painting for some time, and what better place to do it than lakeside?

Mary Baker Eddy refers to the “ocean of Love” when talking about baptism. From this reference evolved a euphemism where my Christian Science teacher, when hearing a bunch of clap trap (he called it “devil talk”) he’d say, “Go jump in the lake.” It came to suggest: make a radical shift away from your concerns and immerse yourself instead in divine Love. Plunge in and let the waters of Spirit cleanse all that from you. We may need to take that mental swim even multiple times a day!

That concept is what I painted here. Some of this paint was thrown, some dribbled, and some carefully stippled on. It is 30″x40″ and done in acrylic.

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Above you can see the finished image, and below check out some process photos.


I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.


  1. John gregory 3 years ago

    Oh, go jump in the lake!

    What a lovely invitation❤️

  2. Sue Krevitt 3 years ago

    Oh, Go Jump In Yer Painting!!


  3. Cheryl 3 years ago

    Lovely. I have lost track of how many times I have said this, but you are so talented.

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