at Micropia Museum 2020

Discosphaera by Iona Scott

Iona Scott AKA Planktonworld 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.

The Plankton Light Sculptures recreate the myriad beautiful forms of marine micro plants and guide us into a sensory experience of their native world through immersive technology.


'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