Lord of the Rings actor Elijah Wood has partnered up with DNA 11 to raise funds for the children’s charity The Art of Elysium through an online auction with eBay’s “Giving Works” program.

DNA 11 will be giving 100% of the proceeds from this art auction to The Art of Elysium. Elijah will provide DNA 11 with some of his DNA and they will in turn produce a unique, one-of-a-kind piece of artwork for the auction.

“I believe that art is the DNA of civilization and the fact that DNA 11 is taking art a step forward and incorporating humanity into canvases illustrates how essential the creative process is to our being. On behalf of The Art of Elysium, I am genuinely thrilled and honored to be a part of their process,” states Jennifer Howell, Founder of The Art of Elysium.

“It’s an honor to be able to collaborate in the creation of this very special art piece with someone as talented as Elijah. We are proud that 100% of the proceeds will be going to such a wonderful and special charity,” states Adrian Salamunovic, Co-Founder, DNA 11.

“I’m really excited to take part in DNA 11’s scientific process for creating a unique and original art piece benefiting The Art of Elysium, a charity that I am truly passionate about,” states Elijah Wood.

DNA 11 is the original creator of DNA 11 Art – the world’s most personal form of art that combines design, technology, science and pop culture. They create contemporary custom portraits from your DNA, fingerprints and lip prints. Each modern piece is as unique as the person purchasing it. The one-of-a-kind pieces can be found in the Museum of Modern Art stores, has been featured in an episode of CSI: New York and can be found in thousands of homes around the globe. For more information on DNA 11 please visit www.dna11.com.

The Art of Elysium is a non-profit organization founded in 1997 which encourages actors, artists and musicians to voluntarily dedicate their time and talent to children who are battling serious medical conditions. They provide artistic workshops in the following disciplines: acting, art, comedy, fashion, music, radio, songwriting and creative writing. They work with numerous hospitals and hospices throughout Los Angeles and have just opened in New York City. For more information on The Art of Elysium please visit www.theartofelysium.org.

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