Nadine Keegan uses the practice of leadlighting to research and communicate the history, importance and possibilities of the enduring craft and craftsperson. Nadine uses elements from many stained glass historical practices in her work.
Influenced by the leadlight window's development through the 20th century, with the manifestations of the Arts and Crafts anti-industrialisation ideals embedded in it's design and construction.
After visiting the Cosmovitrial, the stained glass mural and botanic gardens in Toluca, Mexico created by artist Leopold Flores, Nadine realised the possibilities of the medium have yet to be fully explored. The SolarPunk and futuristic vision felt by this artwork has continued to inspire Nadine.
The Australian bush is a consistent theme in Nadine’s work. The depiction of Australian flora and fauna aims to explore not only the unique forms and idiosyncrasies of the Australian Bush but also ideas surrounding our human relationship with the natural world and social identity within Australia.
As well as creating custom commission glass art Nadine works on heritage leadlight windows and historic stained glass with Almond Glasswork. Nadine’s experience includes custom leadlight fabrication, heritage restoration and architectural glass work. Nadine's glass art can be found in local and international collections.