In our domestic environment, we use objects that suggest the association of the forest: Wallpapers, fabric patterns, colors and furniture made of wood are supposed to make us feel the security of the forest. The forest has been a source of food and shelter for prehistoric man. Where there is forest, there is also water, and we cannot exist without both. The forest belongs to one of the four elements: the earth.

In her work, the artist Ela Nord focuses less on the moment of forgery and more on that of imitation. This is reflected in the materials used, which are not organic. They are tubes that are exposed to more heat than intended: melting, contracting, burning. This process creates new textures and surfaces that seek to replicate natural raw materials, such as leather, charcoal, bone, and wood.

The collection FAKE FOREST recreate different woods such as bamboo, birch, ebony, or milk orange tree. The artist sees the creation of a different material from an ordinary everyday material (even if this is only apparent) as a positive process: by transforming something into a different state, results are created.