Photo by May Shi @mmayshi
Artist(s): Sergey Ryutin

The Readiness is All

Completed: 2016

The mural contains the quote “The Readiness is All,” from the William Shakespeare play, Hamlet, Act 5, Scene 2.

Throughout the play, Hamlet constantly debates the meaning of life… this line demonstrates Hamlet’s new thinking and that he is at peace with the inevitable. In a general sense, this line is a good reminder, to everyone, to always be ready for anything. Everyone will face either a difficult situation or decision at some point in their lives, and being prepared for that can make a significant difference.

Sergey Ryutin worked with the local community and as part of the design team to develop The Readiness is All, a temporary public artwork fin Thomson Family Park Working in conjunction with the Street Art Program for Youth, the mural considers both the cultural heritage of the site, and reflects the vision and desires of the community and the Thomson family.

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Where to Find This Mural

Location: 1236 16 AVENUE SW, CALGARY, ALBERTA T3C 0Z4 Get Directions

Accessibility: In public park