Sickness sucks. There is just no other way to put it. But for most – especially young people – sickness is considered
something temporary, something that comes and goes. But what if your illness never went away? What if you got stuck in bed indefinitely? What would you do then? Who would you be? How would you cope? For Janne Riisnes, designing her own jewellery has become a survival technique in the face of chronic illness and isolation. The bedbound Norwegian artist now dreams of sustaining her small business JSM Design.