The Charleston Museum
We create transformative art, exhibits and spaces.
We believe that every café, museum, hotel or office should inspire, surprise, and delight. From tiny curiosities to grand installations, Sisal Creative turns your idea or brand into a bespoke, immersive design. For each project, we consider all aspects of the desired feeling or response you’re looking to spark in the space. Our unique, widely-varied skills allow us to create, preserve or re-appropriate whatever is needed to produce that experience. Whether you’re starting with a broad vision or a fully branded plan, our studio is equipped to consult on, design, and produce virtually any artistic experience in any media.
Our studio is run by partners Becca Barnet and Kaleigh Hastings.
Becca’s work is driven by a fascination with natural history and preservation. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Illustration, she also attended the Missouri Taxidermy Institute where she fine-tuned her special knack and patience for taxidermy repair – from cleaning to complete mount renovations. She’s put her precision and passion for replicating textures and preserving animals into the creation of an array of museum displays.
Kaleigh studied Landscape Architecture at the University of Florida. Her healthy appreciation for the natural world and insatiable interest in learning new skills led her to Sisal Creative, where she handles everything from concept design and fabrication to project management. She believes that the intersection of natural history, cultural identity, and a tiny bit of mischief is where the best stuff happens.
Behind the core studio team is a small army of skilled and trusted craftsmen + women, recruited specifically for each project’s needs.
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As animal lovers, environmentalists, and advocates for early learning, we’re especially proud of the children’s book we’ve created called You Animal. Our book shows kids that even though we are very different from some of the world’s weirdest creatures, we can also find things in common that spark compassion, curiosity, and ultimately, a love of nature. The book’s engaging format allows adults and children to compare and discuss topics, which is imperative to early learning. We hope that the connection readers feel with the animals will spark a deeper conversation about the future of animal conservation. If our youngest readers connect with animals and the natural world early in life, they're more likely to become Earth-conscious adults.
Our first edition hardcovers have sold out, but we're excited to offer a smaller, soft-cover second run at a more affordable price point.