This site features selected works by Jen Goya / Jennifer Goya-Smith.

She Didn’t Buy the Shirt

Jennifer Goya
She Didn’t Buy The Shirt, 2017

She Didn’t Buy The Shirt is a website that features interactive elements with a written account about an experience the artist had selling expensive t-shirts in Waikiki (Hawaii) when she was a teenager.

The animations are paired with sounds to introduce a playful way to learn how to pronounce the Hawaiian name for the Hawaii state fish.  This piece illustrates a conceptual and phonetic way to pronounce the Hawaiian name for the reef triggerfish, called humuhumunukunukuapua`a.   The user can activate isolated sounds of common words being spoken as they read the story. 

This website was conceptualized with a companion interactive media installation.  The website tells a story, while the installation re-enacts the story.

You can visit the website at  The website is optimized for desktop viewing. 

Misbits Gallery
Oxford, Mississippi