Lisa Tyson Ennis

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LISA TYSON ENNIS
Algae Study I, Bladderwrack
unique cyanotype on paper, 27.5 x 27.5 inches
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Spring Study I
unique cyanotype on paper, 50 x 23.75 inches
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Spring Study IV
unique cyanotype on paper, 50 x 23.75 inches
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Algae Study III, Green Sea Fingers
unique cyanotype on paper, 30 x 30 inches
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Spring Study VI
unique cyanotype on paper, 50 x 23.75 inches
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Summer Garden Study I
unique cyanotype on paper, 50 x 23 inches
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Algae Study II, Green Sea Fingers
unique cyanotype on paper, 30 x 30 inches
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Summer Garden Study II
unique cyanotype on paper, 50 x 22.5 inches
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Summer Garden Study III
unique cyanotype on paper, 50 x 22.5 inches
LISA TYSON ENNIS
The Will of the Wild Remains
tryptych, unique cyanotype on paper, 22 x 54 inches
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Drink the Wild Air
unique cyanotype on paper, 26 x 26 inches
$2200
LISA TYSON ENNIS
The Sea Is As Near
unique cyanotype on paper, 26 x 26 inches
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Perce Rock, Gulf of Saint Lawrence, Quebec
toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Round Harbour, Newfoundland
toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Fishing Weir Study IV, Deer Island ed 40
toned silver gelatin print, 14 x 14 inches
$1150
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Fishing Weir at Night, Grand Manan Island 5/40
toned silver gelatin prints, 14 x 14 inches
$1150
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Sand Beach at Dawn 2/40
toned silver gelatin print, 14 x 14 inches
$1150
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Fishing Weir Study XX, Deer Island
toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Fallen Fruit
toned silver prints, 14 x 14 inches
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Fishing Weir Study III, Deer Island
toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Fishing Weir Study XVII, Campobello
toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Evening Cove
toned silver gelatin from 8x10 glass negative, 20 x 24 inches
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Path to the Beach
toned silver gelatin from 8x10 glass negative, 20 x 24 inches
LISA TYSON ENNIS
What Once Was, Study I
toned silver gelatin from 8x10 glass negative, 20 x 24 inches
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What Once Was, Study II
toned silver gelatin from 8x10 glass negative, 20 x 24 inches
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Marsh Study II
original toned silver print 7 x 9 inches
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Marsh Study III
original toned silver print, 7 x 9 inches
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Birds of Prey
original toned silver print, 7 x 7 inches
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Sunken Weir
toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Fishing Weir Study XVII, Grand-Manan
toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches
LISA TYSON ENNIS
God Bless Our Home, Abandoned Outport, Newfoundland
toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Another World, Abandoned Outport, Newfoundland
toned silver prints, 14 x 14 inches
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Fishing Weir Study V, Deer Island
toned silver prints, 14 x 14 inches
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Fishing Weir Study VI, Deer Island
toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Grand Bruit, Newfoundland
toned silver prints, 14 x 14 inches
LISA TYSON ENNIS
McCurdy Smokehouse, Maine
toned silver prints, 14 x 14 inches
LISA TYSON ENNIS
Topiary Study I, Longwood Gardens
toned silver prints, 14 x 14 inches
LISA TYSON ENNIS Algae Study I, Bladderwrack unique cyanotype on paper, 27.5 x 27.5 inches
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Spring Study I unique cyanotype on paper, 50 x 23.75 inches
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Spring Study IV unique cyanotype on paper, 50 x 23.75 inches
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Algae Study III, Green Sea Fingers unique cyanotype on paper, 30 x 30 inches
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Spring Study VI unique cyanotype on paper, 50 x 23.75 inches
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Summer Garden Study I unique cyanotype on paper, 50 x 23 inches
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Algae Study II, Green Sea Fingers unique cyanotype on paper, 30 x 30 inches
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Summer Garden Study II unique cyanotype on paper, 50 x 22.5 inches
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Summer Garden Study III unique cyanotype on paper, 50 x 22.5 inches
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LISA TYSON ENNIS The Will of the Wild Remains tryptych, unique cyanotype on paper, 22 x 54 inches
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Drink the Wild Air unique cyanotype on paper, 26 x 26 inches $2200
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LISA TYSON ENNIS The Sea Is As Near unique cyanotype on paper, 26 x 26 inches
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Perce Rock, Gulf of Saint Lawrence, Quebec toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Round Harbour, Newfoundland toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Fishing Weir Study IV, Deer Island ed 40 toned silver gelatin print, 14 x 14 inches $1150
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Fishing Weir at Night, Grand Manan Island 5/40 toned silver gelatin prints, 14 x 14 inches $1150
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Sand Beach at Dawn 2/40 toned silver gelatin print, 14 x 14 inches $1150
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Fishing Weir Study XX, Deer Island toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Fallen Fruit toned silver prints, 14 x 14 inches
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Fishing Weir Study III, Deer Island toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Fishing Weir Study XVII, Campobello toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Evening Cove toned silver gelatin from 8x10 glass negative, 20 x 24 inches
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Path to the Beach toned silver gelatin from 8x10 glass negative, 20 x 24 inches
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LISA TYSON ENNIS What Once Was, Study I toned silver gelatin from 8x10 glass negative, 20 x 24 inches
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LISA TYSON ENNIS What Once Was, Study II toned silver gelatin from 8x10 glass negative, 20 x 24 inches
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Marsh Study II original toned silver print 7 x 9 inches
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Marsh Study III original toned silver print, 7 x 9 inches
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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 Sunken Weir toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Fishing Weir Study XVII, Grand-Manan toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches
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LISA TYSON ENNIS God Bless Our Home, Abandoned Outport, Newfoundland toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Another World, Abandoned Outport, Newfoundland toned silver prints, 14 x 14 inches
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Fishing Weir Study V, Deer Island toned silver prints, 14 x 14 inches
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Fishing Weir Study VI, Deer Island toned silver print, 14 x 14 inches
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Grand Bruit, Newfoundland toned silver prints, 14 x 14 inches
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LISA TYSON ENNIS McCurdy Smokehouse, Maine toned silver prints, 14 x 14 inches
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LISA TYSON ENNIS Topiary Study I, Longwood Gardens toned silver prints, 14 x 14 inches
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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.