About this artwork
Rachael comes from the third generation of Lionel women painting at Ernabella Arts. Rachael draws inspiration for her paintings from the stories and messages she receives through her dreams. Kapi Wankanya represents one of these dreams and tells a story of living water. Living water is spoken about in the bible, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water” (John 4:10). In the context of the dream, Rachael speaks of the sensation of floating in water and also feeling its healing force inside her body. “Kapi Wankanya is a powerful water story.” Living water also known as Holy Water is used in baptisms for cleansing and renewal.