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.
Sally Griffin's prints are original, fun and full of humour
as well as serious content. Elspeth Sandys, Wellington
"...The freshness of Something Else - 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
"Something Else is a big book but nonetheless tight and rhythmic in style,
a style imbued with a certain whimsiness, touch of comedy and frivolity,
yet all credible and quite joyous. The perservering reader is well rewarded
by a book richly evocative of scene - Auckland in the fifties and sixties
is 'nailed' and the old mariner and the shipyard are wonderful.
Parkyn has his very own voice as a writer, there is a quality that's tantalising
and real, ethereal yet believable. Overall a remarkable piece of work."