This painting represents to me through counselling, psychotherapy books on self improvement personality our conscious mind and the subconscious how much do we really know about the hidden, the shadow side.
Suffering, betrayal, hurt, but also hope, joy, happiness a mixture called life can lead us to growth.
Happiness is a journey not a destination. I have a cushion in my sitting room with that saying just in case I forget in the difficult times.
Looking in looking out left me at times like the woman in the picture was I outside looking in or inside looking out.