at Micropia Museum 2020


Discosphaera aims to raise awareness of the importance of marine phytoplankton through visual and sensory experiences.

Phytoplankton are tiny plants which live in the Sea and are so small that they are invisible to the human eye.

They produce approximately half the oxygen on Earth.

Over the last 30 years Iona Scott has developed and exhibited her work in the mediums of sculpture and animation which now work together to tell the rarely told and vitally important story of marine phytoplankton.

Discosphaera is a registered Trademark in the UK and EU.


'We are really excited to have the three plankton light sculptures created by Iona Scott at Micropia this Winter. This year we are partners with The Amsterdam Festival of Light and this participating exhibit perfectly illustrates our ethos to make the invisible visible in original and unique ways'.
Jasper Buikx, Head of Micropia, Amsterdam

'Well it was fantastic as the marine micro plants are so vital and your display was a wonderful way to show them'.
Pete Morris, Head of The Marine Display, Kew Gardens

'It is my pleasure to recommend Iona Scott. What strikes me about Iona is the clear purpose of her artistic practice and her long-term dedication and realisation of her vision. Iona has a creative track record that is strong and inventive, she is quite clearly committed to creating high quality multi-disciplinary boundary-breaking and beautiful experiences to inspire all generations. As a resident at the Fusebox creative innovation hub for the last four years, I know that Iona has been a collaborative and positive influence. She has worked with other residents supporting a number of their projects'.
Phil Jones, MD, Wired Sussex