The idea of connecting pieces together that are different thicknesses has me thinking of creating a Baye Fall (info here and image here) series. The Baye Fall are a subsect the mourides, a Senegalese sect of islam. They are famous for, and most recognizable because of, their really cool patchwork cloths. Now I just need to figure out how I would connect all the pieces, and how I would paint and polish small pieces. Not sure how I'll do it but it will look real cool when I do.