"It's Complicated" is inspired by a lifetime of considering and debating the issue of Puerto Rico's status in relation to the U.S. and triggered by the recent Puerto Rico Status Act, which "provides for a plebiscite to be held on November 5, 2023, to resolve Puerto Rico's political status. Specifically, such plebiscite shall offer eligible voters a choice of independence, sovereignty in free association with the United States, or statehood."
This has been a topic of fierce debate in the Puerto Rican community ever since the US invaded the island in 1898. This work highlights our provenance and what we think about each of our status options. As the work unfolds over time, readers will come to understand how complicated our relationship to the U.S. has become.
For credits and to learn something about me, read the source code and/or visit my website to learn about earlier explorations of this concept.
Leonardo Flores, May 2023