In Maria Molteni’s latest work, the artist marries both spectatorship and recreation in a mural that reimagines a traditionally male dominated space as more social and inclusive. With the help of local children, Molteni designed the mural, titled “Storming the Court”, currently decorating a basketball court in Salem, MA. According to her, the purpose of feminism is to allow for the acceptance of marginalized groups in all sectors, opening up a space for those groups to feel comfortable and accepted. For Molteni, art isn’t just meant to be viewed, but to be interacted with in a way that allows for community bonding and the breaking down of sociocultural barriers. “Storming the Court” is a part of the Punto Urban Art Museum’s collection of murals across Salem, MA and can be seen at the basketball court on Ward Street.