Rainbow Part 1: Roy G. Biv
It might be obvious to you while looking at The Inflated Story of Noah that I made more than one rainbow. To be honest, my failures with the rainbow are a great reminder to me of the grace God has shown humanity. I set out from the beginning of this project to avoid photoshopping any pictures. You won’t find any photos artificially inserted into a location. You will find cropping, imaginative angles, basic adjustments to color that might be done on any photograph, and things like strings removed to help pages look more natural. There is a glaring exception that I am embarrassed to admit. When I first attempted to create the entire story of Noah in a few brief days in 2002, I somehow mixed up the order in my Roy G. Biv.
When I made other rainbows and arks, I did not use my brain—I used the old picture to arrange my colors. Even in Israel in 2011, I copied old rainbows without using my brain. It is astounding how many people simply overlook the colors of the rainbow. Through years of people looking at the rainbows and the ensuing pictures, and I can
only recall one person who mentioned the colors. Unfortunately, I didn’t quite compute what she was saying. My heart sank when I realized my seemingly irrecoverable mistake. It took years of looking at dysfunctional rainbow images before I admitted my anti-photo shopping policy needed a few exceptions. After all, I could not just throw away a rainbow photo taken from the top of Masada in Israel. I earned too many weird looks carrying it up on the tram! I assumed it would cost a fortune to adjustment the photo, but with time, patience, and the right programs, I learned how to do it myself, even with my limited skills. When you see the partial rainbows in the book, I hope you, like me, will be reminded of God’s grace in the midst of our mistakes.