Amelia Furman

Mixed Media Artist

"Telling Stories with
Paper and Paint. "

Why Old Stuff Matters

Some people collect cars. Others collect shoes or purses. I know folks who collect vintage wine and the latest, greatest gadgets. I collect old stuff. And I’m not too particular about the type or the value...it just has to be old. In my home, I have an old, 1950’s floor model short wave radio, an old orange juice maker, egg basket, tins and bottles, old photographs, books, and papers of all sorts. I LOVE OLD STUFF! Why? There are many reasons, but I’ll share just a few. 1. The story it reveals--Any document, photo, or object that has been around for more than ten years (an arbitrary number) has been passed through many hands, has been used for various purposes and has a story. Whe

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