Monica Infante-Musty/Peter Musty | Click on image for more details
Artist’s Statement During the 20th century, single-use subdivisions gradually replaced traditional American neighborhoods. And single-use zoning separated and segregated homes, offices, and shops from one another. These developments have contributed to the current housing crisis. It is now very difficult to build smaller homes affordably or rebuild them efficiently. Many people fear that concentrating affordable units will adversely affect surrounding property values. Our Bullet Creek series consists of 12 watercolors, each depicting the main street of a village laid out in the traditional neighborhood pattern. We believe it is possible to design and build places to live, work, shop, play, and gather that are affordable and connected. The answer lies in the return to traditional neighborhoods, which allow a more natural, human-scaled, mixed pattern of growth.