Shawn Olson Creative Arts

Art, Poetry, Photography, Writing and 3D

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Liquid 6teen Art
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Greetings Earthling. Welcome to my creative portal. My name is Shawn Olson. I'm a creative jack-of-all trades who has years of experience in 3ds Max, game development, web development, journalism, photography, graphics and parenting. You may know me as a technical artist for Black Mesa or as the developer of Wall Worm if you came here as a game developer.

If you need help with any of these things, then I'm your guy:

  • Problem Solving
  • 3D Environments
  • 3D Assets
  • 3ds Max pipelines
  • Game Design
  • Documentation
  • Journalistic Coverage
  • Application Education
  • Web Application Development

If you must know more about me, feel free to read A Short Biography. But more importantly, enjoy the various photos, poems, editorials and scripts across the site.

I always enjoy feedback from visitors. Feel free to send me an email with any comments, ideas, praise, criticism or corrections. Of course you can always interact with me on the Wall Worm forums or other 3D forums where I haunt.

Latest Articles

Cringe Photos 2

Posted on Nov 29, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011
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Cringe headlined at the Alrosa Villa on November 29, 2002.

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cringe, cringemusic, music, rock band, columbus music

A Day at the Dentist

Posted on Nov 25, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

A weird and horrific story about a trip to the dentist gone wrong.

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day dentist, dentist horror, dentist fiction

Deer Paintings 1

Posted on Nov 20, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

Samples of Donald Olson's oil paintings and watercolors of deer.

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wildlife paintings, oil paintings, wildlife art, watercolors, deer art

African Paintings

Posted on Nov 20, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

Three oils by Donald Olson depicting African wildlife.

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african art, oil paintings, lions, antelope, kudu

Ink Animals

Posted on Nov 20, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

Samples of wildlife in ink by Donald Olson.

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ink drawings, wildlife inks, beaver, bobcat, pronghorn,

Role Playing Games

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

The fear of role playing games is ridiculous. Many people think that role playing is evil. I think it is a great outlet that can encourage kids to think and analyze and be creative.

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role playing games, dungeons and dragons

The Public Disdain for Science

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

An essay about common public opinion towards science.

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science in the public

America’s New War

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

A reaction to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America, written shortly after the attacks.

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terrorism, america's new war

The nature of apathy

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

To be apathetic is to invite entropy, says Olson. How do we deal with it?

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apathy, entropy, progress, decay

The Paradox of Cultural Relativism

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

An skeptical essay on the paradox of cultural relativism when taken to an extreme. My stance is that cultural relativism is only valid in a limited scope and should not be used to justify barbaric and supertitious societies.

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cultural relativism, paradoxical relativism
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