It will take a nation to create this artwork.

Rose River Memorial is being actualized by a small team of folks based in Washington and California.


The artwork is conceptualized by Marcos Lutyens.

Rose River is being created, rose by rose, by you and all of your fellow rose makers.

The core project team:

Marcos Lutyens is an internationally renowned installation artist whose work has featured Miró Foundation, the Frye Museum, the Guggenheim, MoMA, LACMA, the Royal Academy of Arts, the National Art Museum of China, the Pompidou in Paris, as well as biennales in Liverpool, Istanbul, Havana, and Venice. His artistic practice also targets the psychic and emotional well-being of audiences by inviting participants into meditative experiences that affect the deepest levels of their psyche.

Tilly Hinton, PhD is a scholar, writer, grants and awards specialist, and cultural producer. Tilly’s work is equal parts heartfelt and strategic – inviting audiences to pay close attention to ideas and possibilities in environmental humanities, higher education, and live and online events. An expert in research impact and cultural production, Tilly never settles until her work achieves tangible benefits for people, communities, and projects.  

Allison Saunders is an operations and logistics strategist with extensive experience in fashion and gift markets in Los Angeles and internationally. She is a gifted crafter and maker across many forms, including sewing, natural dyeing, and making accessories with reclaimed and foraged materials. She wrangles spreadsheets with ease, knows almost everything about the US Postal Service, and approaches every project with ease, enthusiasm, and aptitude.

© 2020 Rose River Project.