Her art tells stories about the impact of water on women’s lives. Naomi examines how women have confronted the challenge of collecting and managing water resources in underdeveloped countries. She tells their stories of transformation, renewal, and empowerment. Her sculptures reflect, at one and the same time, both the Mabati’s enduring functionality and its fragility. The fragile quality of materials is crucial to how Naomi’s work deals with loss and passage of time. Mabati art is the continuum that connects Naomi and her generation to that earlier generation of Mabati women of the 1960’s.