Desta then, at that point, joined in 1976 the Ethiopian Tourist Organization where she labored for a long time. She was then moved to the Ethiopian Tourist Trading Enterprise as Acting Head of the Promotion and Public Relations of the Artistic Department for a long time. She was then advanced and filled in as head until only five months prior, when she left the association. She is as of now restoring her own studio in Addis and plans to dedicate her full an ideal opportunity to what she adores and does best – the workmanship world.
She said that the Derg years were not helpful for creative turn of events and during the twenty years she had the option to do a couple of gathering shows.
Two of the new features of her vocation happened when her artistic creation named "Exile" was bought by the UNHCR for 30,000 birr. The work of art was introduced during a one-day show at the UNECA and portrays African asylums escaping their homes, families and companions because of man-made and catastrophic events. The other feature happened four years back when her composition "Beating Pepper" along with that of Tibebe Teferra was chosen among masterpieces from 13 African nations to be shown in the Contemporary African Art Exhibition in Canada.
Since things have improved, she held her first independent presentation in quite a while in 1994. "I worked constantly to show my canvases; I missed not showing my craft for such a long time," she says. She began effectively partaking in a few presentations with top referred to and contemporary Ethiopian Artists like Maitre Artist Afework Tekle.
Desta's methods range from the practical to the semi unique and conceptual. "The greater part of my works are semi-conceptual and I utilize Ethiopian scenes and everyday life as my topic." She utilizes colors magnificently to cause them to vibrate as though they have life of their own. The Ethipian Herald in its release of June 1, 1969 had this to say about crafted by Desta.
"… Desta shows both a serious level of specialized capacity both uncommon and fundamental in a craftsman. She can make you pause and look. She can even make you see… " Indeed, after 30 years, you can notice this novel capacity formed into a craftsmanship that incline the watcher completely.