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Jacob's Reprieve & Medical Fund
$8,288 raised
75% of $11k goal
120 contributors
0 days left
Ended Mar 8, 2017
Help activist and artist, Jacob Ladda, fund medical expenses and purchase tattoo equipment to sustain art form and community work.

My name is Jacob Ladda and I am a multi-medium artist and multi-medium civil rights activist. I am committed to peaceful activism and standing with communities of oppression. I belive It is necessary to come together as a worldwide community and stand as one against repetitive injustice, hatred and oppression. I've stood with these beliefs at protests and occupations around the country over the past 10 years and will continue to do this work througout my life.

Conceptualizing, sculpting, drawing, tattooing and painting are passions I've had since childhood. Tattooing has been my main source of income for the last 12 years, but I recently had to walk away from a tattoo shop because of the extremely racist environment. This experience left me without the tattoo equipment I had been working towards owning. I have been struggling to support myself as a self-sustaining artist ever since that experience.

I was born with cerebral Palsey in my legs and was not able to walk until I was 7 years old. Due to the lack qaulity health insurance I have not been able to get the treatment necessary to manage my CP and I continue to suffer from issues in my legs and at now at the age of 30 I've become dependent on walking with a cane. If I do not start to pro-actively receive treatement my condition will only worsen until I can no longer walk. 

I plan to take a self care trip to Thailand. The medical and dental care in Thailand is much more affordable than it is in the United States so it will allow me to get both a large portion of the medical and dental care I desparately need as well as an opportuninty to rest and restore myself and revive my passion for artwork and community service. 

I plan to use this money raised to cover some of the costs of my medical expenses and to purchase a new tattoo machine and tools so that I can reconnect to that art form and creating a self-sustaining income source as arstist.

I care very deeply for my community and for the world as a whole and I plan to return and continue my activism work and work as a community artist, but I need desparately right now to take care of myself so I am able to continue the kind of work that I am passionate about.

I love you all very much and greatly appreciate any support that you are able to provide.

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$250 USD
$250 towards tattoo
  • 3 claimed
  • 2 remaining
Estimated delivery Jun 2017
Back by popular demand hurry and be one of the first people to receive a tattoo when I return from Thailand.

I have been tattooing for over 12 years. With this $250 donation you will get $250 towards any tattoo which will be redeemable when I get back to Minneapolis in March. Depending on what kind of tattoo you want this would either cover the full tattoo cost or be a deposit, which we would work out when we do our first consultation.

*This will be redeemable between March 2017- September 2017.

**The image shown is an example of my work, not what you will receive.
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$10 USD
Invite to Private Art Showing
  • 17 claimed
Estimated delivery Jun 2017
Upon returning from Thailand I will be holding a private showing of the artwork I create while in Thailand. This will be a chance to see my newest artwork, purchase original work and/or order prints. It will also be a chance to connect and celebrate as a community. This will be a thank you party for everyone who contributes at the $10 or above level.
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$20 USD + free shipping
Signed Print Post Card
  • 17 claimed
Ships to United States
Estimated delivery Mar 2017
With and donation of $20 or more you will received a signed postcard featuring one of my prints, and an invite to a private art showing when I return from Thailand!

*One of the images shown above may or may not be featured on the postcard.
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$35 USD + free shipping
"Living in Music" Print
  • 21 claimed
Ships to United States
Estimated delivery Mar 2017
With any donation of $35 or more you will receive this 8''x11'' print plus all lower level items.
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$75 USD + shipping
18''x24'' "Light of Wisdom" Print
  • 4 claimed
  • 26 remaining
Ships Worldwide
Estimated delivery Apr 2017
With any $75 donation you will receive this 18''x24'' limited run print, signed and numbered. Plus all $35 and lower level perks!
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$100 USD + shipping
24''x36'' "Cycle of Faith" Print
  • 5 claimed
  • 15 remaining
Ships Worldwide
Estimated delivery Apr 2017
With any donation of $100 or more you will receive this 24''x36'' limited run print, signed and numbered.

Plus all $35 and lower level perks!
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$225 USD
"Are You Listening"
  • 0 claimed
  • 1 remaining
Jacob Ladda original art!
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$325 USD
"The White Pearl" Sculpture
  • 0 claimed
  • 1 remaining
Jacob Ladda's original art!
Multi-medium sculpture
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$450 USD
"The Dying Past" Painting
  • 0 claimed
  • 1 remaining
Jacob Ladda's original art!
Acrylic
48"x60"
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$475 USD
"Light of Wisdom" Painting
  • 0 claimed
  • 1 remaining
Jacob Ladda's original art!
Pastel & acrylic
24"x36"
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$500 USD
Custom 24''x36'' Painting
  • 0 claimed
  • 10 remaining
Estimated delivery Sep 2017
With any donation of $500 you will receive a custom painting, plus all items valued at $35 and less!

You will receive a full consultation and I will help bring your idea to life.

*Redeemable between March 2017-September 2017.
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$525 USD
"Universal Language"
  • 0 claimed
  • 1 remaining
Jacob Ladda's original art!
Soft pastel & charcoal
24"x36"
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$600 USD
"Wings of Freedom" sculpture
  • 0 claimed
  • 1 remaining
Jacob ladda's original art!
Multi-medium sculpture
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$1,000 USD
Custom 8'x8' Mural
  • 0 claimed
  • 5 remaining
Estimated delivery Sep 2017
With any donation of $1000 you will receive a custom 8'x8' mural, plus all items valued at $75 and less!

You will receive a full consultation and I will help bring your idea to life!

*Redeemable between March 2017-September 2017.
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$125 USD
"Creating Space" Drawing
  • 1 claimed
  • 0 remaining
Jacob Ladda's original art!
Pen & pencil
18"x24"
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$250 USD
$250 towards any tattoo
  • 5 claimed
  • 0 remaining
Estimated delivery Sep 2017
I have been tattooing for over 12 years. With this $250 donation you will get $250 towards any tattoo which will be redeemable when I get back to Minneapolis in March. Depending on what kind of tattoo you want this would either cover the full tattoo cost or be a deposit, which we would work out when we do our first consultation.

*This will be redeemable between March 2017- September 2017.

**The image shown is an example of my work, not what you will receive.
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$475 USD
"Tree of the Sea" Painting
  • 1 claimed
  • 0 remaining
Jacob Ladda's original art!
Acrylic
36"x48"
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Show Discontinued Perks
$20 USD
Signed Print Post Card
$35 USD
"Living in Music" Print

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