"Lincoln Logs are very limited," Ensminger explains. "They have very strict rules, and they're not at all built to go high." Yet Ensminger's grand-scale log city includes an elegant thirteen-foot-tall Sears Tower-like structure (not to mention a replica of Denver's own Wells Fargo Center, complete with cash-register silhouette) and is surrounded by a gallery-filling suburban sprawl of log cabins set, Denver style, at an angle to the central cityscape.
Prepare to be amazed: Babel opens tonight at PlatteForum, 1610 Little Raven Street, with a reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m.; the exhibit remains on view through June 2. For details, call 303-893-0791 or visit www.platteforum.org.