The Way Out is the Way Through is a 30x30inches oil on canvas of a dark forest with sunlight shining through the trees and showing a way out. It is intended to be menacing but also hopeful. The symbolism of dark forests is ingrained into humans as a species. Forests have always been both protectors and sources of danger. I painted this painting as I was trying to solve a long-term difficult issue in my own life and this painting seemed to symbolize that effort. The title is actually from a quote by L. Ron Hubbard and it means that in order to resolve stuff, the only effective way is to face the thing and find a way through it, rather than dodge it or hide from it. I like the idea and I like the metaphor that a dark forest provides. It is painted on deep edge canvas, edges dark and does need a frame.