Lowell Nesbitt wrote:
The Iris, the Tulip, and the Lily are the three flower images with which I work from all directions. Specifically, the so-called “Electric Flower Series” began in 1973, first in drypoint prints, then in my paintings and drawings. I have always been interested in the geometric structure of the flower and in this case, its ability to throw out musical or electric reverberations.
It is not clear if Nesbitt believed that the flowers actually threw out reverberations or if it was metaphorical.
We find Nesbitt’s flowers to have great energy and spirit. But his electric flowers are a step beyond because they marry together the academic realism of his drawings with modernity, creating art that is not only interesting but well-suited to most locations.