Locey’s art is an exploration of her histories as woman. In the work, Earth Eggs, she explores the intersection of the sexual and the spiritual. Using natural forms/nature, specifically the meeting of the sea and the rocky coast of Maine and Scotland, Locey captures the intrinsic beauty of the landscape with an allusion to the erotic in the female form and an instinctive sensitivity to the spiritual in nature. Another body of work, The Culture Series, addresses the use and reuse of symbol and artifact, of ideology and convention, from one civilization to the next. These images question the definitions of myth; myth in its strict sense of visual iconography; myth as fanciful, fictitious, unhistorical; myth as traditional and legendary stories.

The recipient of numerous awards and grants Locey has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a resident at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony multiple times and received an NEA grant. Her work is in the collections of MoMA, New York City, the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, New York, as well as other public and private collections. Locey is Professor of Art and former chair of the Department of Art at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.