Andrea Roe is an artist and lecturer at Edinburgh College of Art whose work examines the nature of human and animal biology, behaviour, communication and interaction within specific ecological contexts. She has undertaken residencies in a number of institutions – ranging from the Wellcome Trust to the Crichton Royal Hospital, to the National Museums of Scotland – where she has learned about and responded to research projects and collections. The anthology Things Unspoken, published by the Pier Arts Centre, places Andrea’s work in dialogue with that of writers who share her interest in human and animal interaction, the ambiguity of wild and domestic states and in collecting and conservation. This publication continues the artist’s research into contemporary animal studies. More specifically it is informed by an exploration of the state or idea of wildness and of how this might be considered and communicated through the visual.