Inventory of Huff Archive at HfG, Ulm

From the student parquet deformation assignments, William Huff then selected what he chose as the best and compiled an archive at each of his three universities in turn, at Ulm, Carnegie-Mellon and Buffalo. However, these are not readily accessible; viewing, as yet, is not available online, but only by appointment, with a personal visit required. However, various publications do show the occasional example, but these are few and far between. Recently, another parquet deformation enthusiast, Werner Van Hoeydonck, has visited the HfG Archive at Ulm (between Stuttgart and Munich) and has kindly made the 60 works, from a variety of students, available to me (December 2020). The archive is a veritable treasure trove! Each work is catalogued by title, designer, dimensions (in inches) medium (Indian ink), the university, the season and year (combined), and archive number. Note that the cataloging is not always consistent; although it is largely chronological, it is not strictly so. Whether by design or not, each student is represented only once. It is unclear if this is because the student did only one design, at least as a standalone finished work, as against numerous sketches of a variety of ideas. For my inventory, I retain most of these elements (five) as well as adding my own. I will later discuss the works in individual detail, or at least of my favored instances.

The inventory below includes the ‘unofficial’ page number of the document, the archive number, the designer, title, year, size, format, core polygon, and deform device. Note that this listing is very much an initial effort. This being so, the presentation at least will likely change in the future. In particular, this concerns the ‘core polygon’ and ‘deform’ device; it is not always a straightforward matter to determine. As with most of my studies in general, all are very much a work in progress. However, if I waited until the writing was of an article-quality standard, this may never appear (or at least appearing many years later!), and so as is my wont, I thus put out an initial piece. Over time, this will become ever more stable, with less change.

Although unlikely, given the passage of time, I would be more than delighted to hear from any of Huff’s students here. Very few are contactable. Time constraints forbid me attempting to reach out to all or even most here. 

Inventory of Huff Archive at HfG, Ulm

Page

Archive No.

Name

Title

Year

Size

Format

Core Polygon*

Deform Device*

1

01.014

David Henderson

Arrangements in Scrambles

1963

19” x 27¾” 

Strip

Hexagon

Line rotates inside cell

2

01.017

Robert Summerfeldt

Fence Mesh - Block Bond

1963

19” x 27½”  

Strip

Rhombus 

Exterior line flex

3

01.019

Arthur Carlston

Leather of the Greater Gator

1964

19” x 27¾”

Strip, l-r, u-d

Square subdivide

Line rotates inside cell

4

01.007

Thomas C. Davies

Leather of the Lessor Gator

1964

19” x 19”

Square, l-r, u-d

Square subdivide

Exterior line

5

01.022

Robert Glenn

Toccata

1965

19” x 27¾””

Strip. l-r, u-d

Square subdivide

Line deform 

6

01.025

Bruce McCloskey

Fugality [sic]

1966

19” x 27¾”

Strip

Square, right-angled triangle

Line deform

7

01.030

Laland Chen

Y Knot

1977

19” x 27¾”

Strip

Order 3 tile

Line rotates inside cell

8

01.033

Maurizio Sabini

Venetian Net

1982

19” x 27¾”

Strip

‘Square’

Pimple

9

01.034

Kristine Kemmis

Step-by-Step

1985

19” x 27½”

Strip

‘Square’

Pimple

10

01.035

Alexandria Gelencser

Swizzle Stick Twist

1986

19” x 27¾”

Strip

ELT

Exterior Line rotates

11

01.037

Michael Cuttita

Wiry Wonder

1989

19” x 27¾”

Strip

Y-hexomino

Pimple

12

01.038

Darren Moritz

Enlarging on Four Points

1989

19” x 27¾”

Strip

Order 4 polygon

Pimple

13

01.009

Loretta Anne Fontaine

One in Threes makes Three...

1991

19” x 19”

Triangle

Order 3 polygon

Line rotates inside cell

14

01.040

Jack Holnbeck

Crosses Crookedly Crisscrossed

1990

19” x 27¾”

Strip, l-r, u-d

‘Greek Cross’

Line rotates inside cell

15

01.042

Tina Naccia

Wreathes [sic] of Holly

1991

19” x 27¾”

Strip

ELT

Line rotates inside cell

16

01.010

Hsuan-huei Chen

Glint of a Dragonfly’s Eye

1993

19” x 19”

Hexagon

Rhombus

Pimple

17

01.048

Xin-hua-Jian

L T X

1996

19” x 27¾”

Strip

Greek Cross

Line flex

18

01.049

Yuqing (Karen) Li

Voiding the Voids

1998

19” x 27¾”

Strip

Square

Pimple

19

01.011

Roland B. Findlay III

All in a Family

1965

22” x 22”

Square, l-r, u-d

Square

Pimple

20

01.012

Maurizio Sabini

Venetian Net

1982

19” x 27¾”

Strip

Square

Pimple

21

01.014

Mui Lai (Kae) Chan

Pointing to Tortoise Shells

1998

21” x 28¾”

Strip, diagonal

‘Hexagon’

Pimple

22

01.015

Kirk Burzynski

Propelling

1978

19” x 27¾”

Strip 

Hex base

Line rotates inside cell

23

05.018

David Goldman

Crackle

1983

19” x 27¾”

Strip 

Hex base

Line rotates inside cell

24

05.019

Ana Beloch

Mission

1985

19” x 27¾”

Strip

Square base

Pimple

25

05.018

Kathleen Harrigan

A Rake’s Progress

1986

19” x 27¾”

Strip 

Square based

Pimple

26

05.021

Richard J. Cmkovich

Cmk’s Cranks

1989

19” x 27¾”

Strip

Hex based

Line rotates inside cell

27

05.022

Brian Mitchell

A Little Like and Rose

1989

19” x 27¾”

Strip 

Hex based

Pimple

28

05.023

Paul Randazzese

Brocade

1989

19” x 27¾”

Strip 

ELT based

Exterior line successively deforms

29

06.011

David Oleson

The I and the Center

1964

19” x 19”

Square, l-r, u-d

Square based

Exterior line successively deforms

30

06.012

Lawrence Robinson

Sitting Ducks

1977

19” x 27¾”

Triangle 

Square based


Exterior line successively deforms

31

06.014

Frances Marie Russo

Wiggle-waggle

1978

19” x 27¾”

Strip 

Square based


Exterior line successively deforms

32

06.015

Frank W. Dunn

Memory Chip Meander

1985

19” x 27¾”

Strip 

Square based

Pimple

33

06.016

Herbert Guenther

Two-handed Interlock

1985

19” x 27¾”

Strip 

Square based

Pimple

34

06.017

Mary Purdy

Strange Start, Startling Stop

1985

19” x 27¾”

Strip

Hexagon


Pimple

35

06.018

Michael Lyon

Florescence

1989

19” x 27¾”

Strip 

Hexagon

Exterior line successively deforms

36

06.019

William McAdams

Tricellular trade

1989

19” x 27¾”

Strip


Hexagon

Rotating line in cell

37

06.020

Pamela McCracken

Cloisonné

1990

19” x 29¾”

Strip

Square

Pimple

38

06.021

Chang-Hee Moon

Siphoned Off

1998

19” x 29”

Strip 

Square

Pimple

39

07.024

Through the Wall

Arlene Possin

1978

19” x 27¾”

Strip


Square

Pimple

40

07.026

Beecombing Blossoms

Laird Pylkas

1983

19” x 27¾”

Strip

Hexagon

Pimple

41

07.031

Paddle Wheels

Fernando Polletta

1986

19” x 27¾”

Strip

Hexagonal

Exterior line successively deforms

42

07.036

Longevity

Chun-Tao (Todd) Tung

1998

2” x 22” x 29¾”?

Strip

Square

Pimple

43

08.020

Opus Optimum

Robert Skolnik

1966

28” x 39¾”

Strip

ELT

Rotating line in cell

44

08.021

In-tri-cut

Marsha Berger

1970

23” x 28”

Square, l-r; u-d

Rhombus

Rotating line in cell, hinge

45

08.022

Fret Mayanaise [sic]

William E. Frankenstein

1977

38” x 28”

Winding Strip

Square

Pimple

46

08.023

Diamond Filigree

Jeffrey D. Roos

1982

19” x 38”

Strip 

Hexagon

Side Deform

47

08.024

In Two Movements

Rodney Wadkins

1989

19” x 31½ 

Strip, square

Square

Pimple

48

08.025

Sparkler

Robert A. Lominski

1990

28” x  38 ¾” 

Strip

ELT

Line deform

49

08.026

From Claw to Maw

Enrique Pantoja

1990

19” x 38”

Strip

Underlying ELT?

Pimple

50

08.027

Stretching a Point or Two

Thomas Breen

1993

23” x 23”

Right-Angled Triangle

?

Side Deform

51

08.028

Knightly Mail

Sam Esposto

1993

28” x  38”

Strip

Herringbone

Hinge

52

08.029

Rolling Surge

Donato Lafrate

1993

28” x  39”

Strip

Square

Line rotate

53

08.030

Hollyhock Stalks

Yu-chi (Jason) Liu

1996

38” x  28”*

Strip

Hexagon

Line deform

54

08.032

Triskelia Transmogrified

Qi lan (Tina) Ye

1998

28” x  38”

Strip

Hexagon

Pimple?

55

09.033

Parquet Deformation

Mark Mikulski

1986

18¾” x 18¾” 

Square, Steps

Square

Pimple

56

09.034

Parquet Deformation

Anonymous

?

19” x 27¾”

Strip

Hexagon

Side Deform

57

09.035

Parquet Deformation

William Dailey

1977

19” x 27¾”

Strip

Square?

Line rotate

58

08.036

Toward the Square

Grace Ru Chiang

1989

19” x 27¾”

Strip

Square

Flex, Pimple

59

09.037

Hexagonal at the Core

Daniel Deboy

1990

19” x 27¾

Strip

Hexagon

Exterior line rotation, pimple

60

09.038

Der Jugendstil lebt wieder

Mark Schwarz

1990

19” x 29¾”

Strip

Square

Exterior line rotation


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