In more mural news, San Francisco-based artist and muralist Brian Barneclo, who happens to be from the same Midwestern suburb as this contributor, began his mammoth Systems Mural Project yesterday last week. The 24,000-square-foot panoramic piece, which plays on the theme of interconnectedness -- "from the solar system to our nervous systems," will cover "the big brown wall" at 7th and Townsend, facing the Caltrain rail yard in Mission Bay. As the Chronicle notes, the mural will be the first thing Caltrain passengers see entering San Francisco and the last thing drivers see leaving the city via the Interstate 280 on-ramp from Sixth Street.

Barneclo's work is showcased at various bars and restaurants around town, including Rye, NoPa, and Farmer Brown, and he has several other outdoor murals at locations such as the Food Chain Mural in the Mission and the one adorning the side of the Bay Guardian building.

It took Barneclo three years to raise public and private funds for the project, and he's launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise additional funding.

Watch a live stream of Barneclo and his assistant, R.B. Morris III, in action 12 hours a day, 6 days a week, or follow the project on Facebook. Also check out Civic Center blog.