Greta Grey Goes Round Australia
By Blair Paterson
Greta Grey was a 1965 Ford Falcon which took Tab and I around Australia. She fouled her number-1 sparkplug every thousand-mile or so, but was a super-reliable old girl. Our journey became quite abstract, as long trips often do, and as time went by it seemed Greta was chauffeuring us instead of us driving her.
I loved drawing Greta; she was a constant in our lives on the road. I drew her almost in homage to carry us safely on our journey. What I loved most is how easily she fitted into the surroundings in which she’s drawn – from the brooding coasts along southern Australia to the stark landscapes in the Top End.
Click on ‘View Gallery’ to read an essay from Greta’s perspective.