That is going to be a very interesting project.
Although I have not done any marquetry yet, I think it is one of the most fascinating aspect of woodworking.
Creating beautiful pieces like this one you are about to do with such tiny pieces that bring it to life is just incredible.

I have seen “painting” done with marquetry and it’s mind blowing. What’s better in your case is we get to watch the action.

Abbas, Castro Valley, CA