Katy Perry auctions elephant statue

Last Updated: Nov 25, 2011, 08:52 AM IST

London: Singer Katy Perry has designed an elephant sculpture for an auction that will raise money for charity.

The 27 year-old-pop star teamed up with artist Erin Lareau to decorate the statue for the Elephant Parade fundraiser for Asian elephant conservation, Daily Star reported.

The piece, which she nicknamed Dumbina, is adorned with colourful stripes, sparkling crystals and Perry`s initials.

"My elephant was inspired by my California Dreams Tour and Candyfornia - a magical, glittering place where everything is sweet! The crystals that adorn the elephant are precious, just like the Asian elephants that need our protection. Let`s raise awareness!," she said.

Perry`s elephant will go under the hammer in an auction in Milan.

PTI