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How a ‘Cursed’ Doll Embodies the Aesthetic of Rising Painter Connor Marie Stankard

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In the fourth grade, Connor Marie Stankard found an American Girl doll catalog in the mailbox of her Ames, Iowa home. She begged her parents to buy her one, but the dolls were too expensive. So she made her own, molding clay and stuffing it into a sock. “A cursed doll,” jokes Stankard.

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