Elemental Journey was exhibited in Ireland at the Cavan County Museum, in Havana, Cuba, at the Galería de La Biblioteca Rubén Martínez Villena, and at Govinda Gallery in Washington, D.C. Sketchbooks are an integral part of Hester’s life, a portable home for memories, thoughts, and dreams. Insights and experiences gathered along her journeys through different spaces – whether they are the arts and cultures of other countries, the movements of everyday life, or the interior dimensions of the soul – are translated into Hester’s vocabulary of colors, text, and objects. These “collected bits of life” are arranged into explorations of material, techniques, and ideas, all of which produce an imagery in her work that is rich with symbolism.