This is a good concept. Did you ever watch the documentary about the middle school in Whitwell, Tennessee? They did a Paper Clip Project that represented the 6,000,000 Jews who were killed. Its a Lovely Story you MUST watch it =]
mm, I had the inspiration half way through playing Vivaldi yesterday (honestly. -.-) but the execution didn't turn out the way I want it. My lamp is screwed when I want even lighting, which means It has to get double screwed via photoshop. I'll redo this idea sometime.