Esther Naor's work in recent years deals with the body's betrayal, confronting the slow healing process amongst physical and emotional distress. In this context, yearnings and childhood memories emerge and rise to the surface, while questions of identity, aging and femininity are reexamined.

Naor identifies three different stances towards our place in the world: a place of ownership and authority over those perceived to be smaller and weaker, a place of equality and equilibrium, and a place of weakness and fear from that which is big and menacing. The movement back and forth between these three positions is a stark characterization of our human behavior and condition.