What popped up as some random images on my pinterest feed turned out to be a whole universe of an art form in itself: Quilling. The art and craft of rolling and shaping paper to form intricate mosaics depicting a wide variety of subjects.
Of course we decided to rebuild this in Houdini and although we employ a bit of VEX here and there, this project turned out to be pretty much our standard approach when procedurally modeling in Houdini. The linear layout of the node tree gives you a good impression of the straightforward steps we apply to create intricate geometry using a few basic nodes. It struck me how similar this node tree looked to most trees we end up creating in our commercial projects.