The way I interoperate this is that I think that the two on the top look like plague doctors. They are on the outside of the plant like cage, as well as what I think is a CCTV camera? This leads me to think the plague doctors represent the people who claim to be helping the people trapped in the cage, but are actually effecting them negatively- as you can see from the unhappy figures on the inside of the plant like cage.
This is beautiful and conveys a message really well!
For me I see it as the tree represents a cage in which the two people are stuck in, the cage being their own selves. More presicesly, the two people in the cage would represent their true selves that they keep locked away, to instead show off and act differently to be in the spotlight. The two bird-like guys represents the facade we put on in society, in the spotlight. The skull, the spiky looking nest and the spikes could be the hardships of life.
That's my interpretation of this after seeing it, and I'm sure there are many others from everyone else who see's this deviation! And that's why it's so amazing, because it's a deviation that manages to convey a message that everyone can take their own way, and it makes one ponder to shape their own understanding of it. I think when a deviation can do that, it is truly amazing.
Congratulations on the DD, it's very much well deserved! What an amazing work!
I interpret this as the people at the bottom and the things at the top are the same people. The difference being that the ones at the top are wearing masks and are anonymous. So along with the camera at the bottom, I see this as how people can act like monsters when they cannot be identified.