Hello, this is indeed a favourite. I appreciate this piece of conceptual art, it bears to me a story of the black hands representing extortion and the bird which is supposed to represent freedom, innocence. The black hands seems to exploit that freedom, but either cages/enslaves that which desires this freedom, a freedom of whatever form it is meant to be in - choice, words, liberties, life!
It also conveys to me that this could be the extortion of life, sacrificing of things to the attainment of something else of value or in the nature of gain. This is a well executed piece of imagery and I appreciate it a lot.
I am also interested to know what your thoughts are on it and what was meant to be expressed.