NECKWALLfootscreensleeper The idea of "a sculptural skin figuratively reflecting the living form is another theme that recurs in Shelton's sculptures. In a work such as NECKWALL, 1980-81, parchmet colored cloth covers the skeletal structre of the architecture 'as if you were taking your skin off and stretching it onto a frame. . .a way of keeping that connection to the body,' ...space in NECKWALL is layered and topsy-turvy; the viewer's feet hover above eye level. Just as in HEADROOM, the viewer standing inside NECKWALL becomes an important part of the sculpture. The transparent and floating qualities of the floor of NECKWALL, are worth noting, not only as being related to dreams-- also suggested by the bed reference in sleeper-- but as an early reference to water."