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Brooklyn-based artist/musician Kayla Oberlin integrates indie music and visual art through the novelty of the ukulele.
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Hi. I'm Kayla Oberlin, and I've started this project to integrate my two loves--- music and visual art--- into an exciting project I can share with the world.

I've been painting since I could hold a brush and I've been making music since middle school. In the past three years, I've gone from being a high school kid in a painting class to a working artist. I've played in bands, solo and as support for other awesome performers, and now's the time for me to give a nod to the musicians who've influenced my work and the work of my peers.

The project I'm Kickstarting consists of two "products": the first is an album in which I cover (on the ukulele) songs by ten different musicians; the second is a series of ten portraits of those musicans hand-painted... on ukuleles!

I'm keeping most of the specific musicians I'll be paying tribute to a secret, but you'll find a few clues in my video. I will tell you that I'll be crossing genres and time periods, and I think there will be a little something for everybody in the final product.

I've been on a hiatus from the art world; clinical anxiety stopped me in my tracks. But now that I'm feeling better--- about everything--- I am so excited to re-enter the art scene with this particular project. I've had the idea in the back of my head for more than two years and I know it's time to get it out to where it can be seen by the world. This is only the start of bigger, better and more brilliant things.

As a thank you for helping me actualize the future I want for myself, I have lots of really awesome packages for backers. This is the first time I'm making anything like this, stickers, buttons, posters, t-shirts, and super awesome CDs, so I'm really excited that my first big project is also YOUR first big opportunity to get some actual STUFF from me!

Thank you so much for your support. I am a huge believer in the art community and I know that with your help I'm going to make this project a great success.

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kaylaoberlin.bandcamp.com
twitter.com/dharma_punx

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