Sally Griffin's art has an allegorical edge. Figurative and surreal,
it is rooted in modernism; a blend of lyric dream and worldly experience.
Sally creates journeys of dicovery, set in landscapes that she knows from
New Zealand and Australia.
The images are vibrant and weaving in and out of bold blocks of colour
and shapes with lines connecting each scene, are whimsical figures, animals
and other objects. Domestic scenes, landscapes and buildings co-exist with images
of people sometimes inspired by historical photographs and more often her own.
The magic is in the detail, the various scales and perspectives overlap in
a vivid, dreamlike way.
...The freshness of Something Else by David Parkyn - besides Sally Griffin's
lovely, expressionist illustrations at the head of each chapter - is that it tells
a story from our recent history that has seldom been told....
New Zealand Books
David Parkyn takes a unique blend of art theory, maritime camaraderie
and a touching story and combines them elegantly....