When Yvonne D. Williams was very young, dominos fascinated her: not the game, but the practice of arranging the pieces, one in front of the other, as they snaked across the floor. She enjoyed the creative endeavor of the many different patterns and connections that she could assemble. But the moment of truth that captured her attention was when, with just a tap from a finger, the pieces would gently and systematically spill over one another. Action and reaction, nothing remains passive or unaffected.
Yvonne was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and now lives in (while renovating) an 1888 Victorian in San Francisco with her husband. While continuing to create her art images and pursue commercial work, she is an adjunct professor of photography at San Jose State University.