Aquita Water Fairy by Bonnee Klein Gilligan (2008) Pastel on paper, 9" x 12"
Aquita is a water fairy or water elemental. A magical creature or Nature Spirit called an Undine. Water is the third basic element; the most primary form in which liquid can exist. It is the origin of everything. Water Fairies draw vitality from the sun are playful and give water energy. They are in charge of the purpose of water. Rhythm, flow and movement is important to their life.
Expressive of self-control, passion, emotion and reproduction. Water elementals sometimes transform to resemble people like the Selkies in Ireland.
Aquita says, "I AM Water – I flow, I reflect, I sustain and nourish life…. I AM Water. I AM cold or frozen, warm, hot or steamy. I AM ethereal and tangible. I AM smooth and liquid. I AM hard and wet. I AM emotion and sexual passion. I AM sensuous. I AM reproduction. I AM Water - I flow in, through and around you. I sustain you. I AM androgynous. I AM all of this and more. I AM Water.”