The well-known phrase “apple of my eye” refers to an individual that one cherishes above all others. This woman here does not cherish another being, but rather herself above all others. Roots grow from her base, showing that she has the sturdiest of foundations. This strong base has great value and she knows its worth–represented by the glittering diamonds. Above this, an apple tree grows, producing only the most beautiful of fruits. The woman’s knowing look intrigues the viewer, inviting them to even take a bite of an apple. The story of Adam and Eve is referenced in this piece, where the apple is meant to remind the viewer of knowledge, immortality, temptation, and sin. The woman is a force to be reckoned with and she knows it.