Lisa Tyson Ennis

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LISA TYSON ENNIS
Beckoning the Elements
Spring I, III, VII
unique cyanotype triptych on paper, 50 x 78
$8000
LISA TYSON ENNIS
The Sea Is As Near
unique cyanotype on paper, museum glass
28 x 28 inches
$2800
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Algae III, Green Sea Fingers
unique cyanotype on paper, museum glass
28 x 28 inches
$2800
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Beckoning the Elements
Summer Diptych II, IV
unique cyanotype diptych on paper
50 x 45 inches
$5400
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Beckoning the Elements
Spring VI, IV
unique cyanotype diptych on paper
50 x 45 inches
$5400
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Beckoning the Elements
Summer Garden III
unique cyanotype on paper, 50 x 22.5 inches
$2800
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Beckoning the Elements
Summer Garden I, Water Hemlock
unique cyanotype on paper, 50 x 23 inches
$2800
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Beckoning the Elements
Spring II
unique cyanotype on paper, 50 x 23.75 inches
$2800
LISA TYSON ENNIS
The Will of the Wild Remains
unique cyanotype triptych on paper, museum acrylic
22 x 54 inches
$3800
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Algae I, Bladderwrack
unique cyanotype on paper, museum glass
28 x 28 inches
$2800
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Drink the Wild Air
unique cyanotype on paper, museum glass
26 x 26 inches
$2600
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Sunken Weir
edition of 40
toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches
$1200
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Fishing Weir Study IV, Deer Island
edition of 40
toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches
$1200
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Fishing Weir Study XX, Deer Island
edition of 40
toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches
$1200
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Fishing Weir at Night, Grand Manan Island
edition of 40
toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches
$1200
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Fishing Weir Study XVII, Grand-Manan
edition of 40
toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches
$1200
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Sand Beach at Dawn
edition of 40
toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches
$1200
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Fishing Weir Study V, Deer Island
edition of 40
toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches
$1200
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Fishing Weir Study III, Deer Island
edition of 40
toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches
$1200
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Fishing Weir Study XVII, Campobello
edition of 40
toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches
$1200
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Fishing Weir Study I, Campobello Island
edition of 40
toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches
$1200
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Fallen Fruit
edition of 40
toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches
$1200
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Perce Rock, Gulf of Saint Lawrence, Quebec
edition of 40
toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches
$1200
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Evening Cove
toned silver gelatin from 8x10 glass negative, 20 x 24 inches
$1200
LISA TYSON ENNIS
What Once Was, Study I
toned silver gelatin from 8x10 glass negative, 20 x 24 inches
$1200
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Marsh Study II
original toned silver print 7 x 9 inches
$675
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Marsh Study III
original toned silver print, 7 x 9 inches
$675
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Birds of Prey
original toned silver print, 7 x 7 inches
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Topiary Study I, Longwood Gardens
edition of 40
toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches
$1200
LISA TYSON ENNIS
McCurdy Smokehouse, Maine
edition of 40
toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches
$1200
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Round Harbour, Newfoundland
edition of 40
toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches
$1200
LISA TYSON ENNIS
God Bless Our Home, Abandoned Outport, Newfoundland
edition of 40
toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches
$1200
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Fishing Weir Study VI, Deer Island
edition of 40
toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches
$1200
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Another World, Abandoned Outport, Newfoundland
edition of 40
toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches
$1200
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Grand Bruit, Newfoundland
edition of 40
toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches
$1200
LISA TYSON ENNIS
East Pond Schoodic Peninsula
unique tintype triptych, 7.5 x 28.5 inches
$2500
LISA TYSON ENNIS Beckoning the Elements Spring I, III, VII unique cyanotype triptych on paper, 50 x 78 $8000
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LISA TYSON ENNIS The Sea Is As Near unique cyanotype on paper, museum glass 28 x 28 inches $2800
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Algae III, Green Sea Fingers unique cyanotype on paper, museum glass 28 x 28 inches $2800
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Beckoning the Elements Summer Diptych II, IV unique cyanotype diptych on paper 50 x 45 inches $5400
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Beckoning the Elements Spring VI, IV unique cyanotype diptych on paper 50 x 45 inches $5400
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Beckoning the Elements Summer Garden III unique cyanotype on paper, 50 x 22.5 inches $2800
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Beckoning the Elements Summer Garden I, Water Hemlock unique cyanotype on paper, 50 x 23 inches $2800
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Beckoning the Elements Spring II unique cyanotype on paper, 50 x 23.75 inches $2800
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LISA TYSON ENNIS The Will of the Wild Remains unique cyanotype triptych on paper, museum acrylic 22 x 54 inches $3800
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Algae I, Bladderwrack unique cyanotype on paper, museum glass 28 x 28 inches $2800
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Drink the Wild Air unique cyanotype on paper, museum glass 26 x 26 inches $2600
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Sunken Weir edition of 40 toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches $1200
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Fishing Weir Study IV, Deer Island edition of 40 toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches $1200
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Fishing Weir Study XX, Deer Island edition of 40 toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches $1200
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Fishing Weir at Night, Grand Manan Island edition of 40 toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches $1200
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Fishing Weir Study XVII, Grand-Manan edition of 40 toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches $1200
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Sand Beach at Dawn edition of 40 toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches $1200
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Fishing Weir Study V, Deer Island edition of 40 toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches $1200
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Fishing Weir Study III, Deer Island edition of 40 toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches $1200
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Fishing Weir Study XVII, Campobello edition of 40 toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches $1200
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Fishing Weir Study I, Campobello Island edition of 40 toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches $1200
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Fallen Fruit edition of 40 toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches $1200
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Perce Rock, Gulf of Saint Lawrence, Quebec edition of 40 toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches $1200
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Evening Cove toned silver gelatin from 8x10 glass negative, 20 x 24 inches $1200
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LISA TYSON ENNIS What Once Was, Study I toned silver gelatin from 8x10 glass negative, 20 x 24 inches $1200
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Marsh Study II original toned silver print 7 x 9 inches $675
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Marsh Study III original toned silver print, 7 x 9 inches $675
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Birds of Prey original toned silver print, 7 x 7 inches
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Topiary Study I, Longwood Gardens edition of 40 toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches $1200
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LISA TYSON ENNIS McCurdy Smokehouse, Maine edition of 40 toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches $1200
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Round Harbour, Newfoundland edition of 40 toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches $1200
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LISA TYSON ENNIS God Bless Our Home, Abandoned Outport, Newfoundland edition of 40 toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches $1200
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Fishing Weir Study VI, Deer Island edition of 40 toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches $1200
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Another World, Abandoned Outport, Newfoundland edition of 40 toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches $1200
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Grand Bruit, Newfoundland edition of 40 toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches $1200
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LISA TYSON ENNIS East Pond Schoodic Peninsula unique tintype triptych, 7.5 x 28.5 inches $2500
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Lisa Tyson Ennis Biography

Lisa Tyson Ennis is a photographer who works with historical processes—large and medium format cameras, black and white film, handmade toners and oil paints, and most recently cyanotypes.

Ennis shoots what the eye can not see. Over time, with extended exposures, film collects changing light, and as the light passes across the landscape, the film gathers a composite of light as it travels with time.

In the field, Ennis works in extremely low light situations, searching for that ethereal but fleeting unison of light and landscape which appears simultaneously both representational and symbolic. In the darkroom, she hand prints each piece, painting with light to enhance and intensify the image collected on the film. It is this resulting quality of light that so interests her and which seems to suggest a certain timelessness.

Cyanotype is a beautiful nineteenth century photographic process whereby two benign iron salts become light sensitive when mixed together with water. Ennis combines these salts in her darkroom and gently brushes several coats onto heavy watercolor paper.  Plant material is then laid onto the wet paper and taken outside to be exposed to the elements for many hours, sometimes days.

Together, the sun, wind, humidity, type of plant etc. create the image—a true record of time and place, as the landscape literally imprints itself on the paper. Petals, seeds ,or colorful extracts from the plants themselves often remain, embedded into the surface of the paper. For this reason Ennis does not fully process the prints with water, and so they remain mildly responsive to the environment in which they live.

The cyanotype prints are mounted and framed without glass, so the tactile surface of the print can be thoroughly appreciated and enjoyed. As with any photograph or print, direct sunlight on the work should be limited. No other care should need to be taken with the cyanotypes. If the bottom of the frame collects dust, simply wipe it with a soft cloth.