30 years ago, the American artist and photographer Andres Serrano won a Visual Arts competition with a photograph of a small plastic crucifix submerged in a glass of Serrano’s urine. He titled the photograph Immersion (Piss Christ).
I was driving from Los Angeles to San Francisco. We were just past Santa Barbara, nearby Los Olivos. My wife Lisa was in the passenger seat. Jackie, our neighbor’s dog — a small Boston terrier — was on her lap. We were chatting about something. It was a normal day, January 18th, 2016.