It mostly works, I think. I've shot some things that look quite a bit like this, so I am definitely biased toward this kind of thing.
The one issue I have with it is that the branches are trying to pull me up and left, where there isn't much of anything to look at. Or at any rate, no special center of interest there. So, you pretty much have to love the thing as a whole, not as a little "eye journey". But, basically, I do.