I see "becoming"
The idea that things are always becoming, shedding what they were to become what they can be. This is especially true of life and individuals if they are to grow.
In order to recognize this and participate in this becoming one must recognize this potential, starting from but always looking to just outside of things as they are... toward what they will become.
Somehow growth and life call on this sight and to direct one to strike out for that becoming. The end result is the expression and culmination of the potential... the bird.
Accordingly, a fried egg would totally change what I would have seen here!
edit: can't leave out element of self portrait... perhaps this is a useful way of showing that kind of recognition in action.. or a statement about art being about that kind of recognition or facilitating it for the artist.