Desurrection, 2022 (Cover)
(mixed media collage, 4x5 inches)

If I Only Had Wings, 2022
(mixed media collage, 5x4 inches)

Portrait of Ners, 2020
(mixed media collage, 5x4 inches)

Artist's Statement: Growing up in Southeast Louisiana, outside of New Orleans, I was always inspired by nature and art. I was raised among a lineage of natural storytellers on both sides of my family. As a young adult, I explored this through storytelling ethnography.

SHELBEY LECO studied at the University of New Orleans, where she obtained her bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Urban Society with disciplines in: education, english, and anthropology. You can read her scholarly work, “Upfront: A Way of Life on Barataria Boulevard,” at