Theater & art

Sculptor: Nancy Schön

Nancy Schon’s globe is entitled “Reading Greens The Future.”
Nancy Schon’s globe is entitled “Reading Greens The Future.”
Schon with her globe.

Sculptor Nancy Schön is best known for her bronze “Make Way for Ducklings” statue in the Public Garden. She has also sculpted characters from “Blueberries for Sal,” “Winnie the Pooh,” and Aesop’s Fables. When a neighbor put her in touch with “Cool Globes” founder Wendy Abrams, she was impressed. “It’s a fabulous idea,” she said. “I care about this planet. I told her I’d be happy to participate.”

Schön brought her passion for children’s books to the design of her globe, which sports close to 100 photographs of book covers and their names written in the blue waters of the oceans.

“The concept is that children will ultimately make the decisions about finding solutions to climate change,” Schön said. “How can we green the planet? How can we turn this horrible thing around? To me the most basic thing is children, and reading.”


The grandmother of 11 has faith in kids. “Their energy is renewable,” she says. “They don’t have to plug into electricity. They don’t have to plug into anything.”