Shawn Olson Creative Arts

Art, Poetry, Photography, Writing and 3D

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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, 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

The Phantom Dollar

Posted on Sep 21, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

Essay on American debt, credit abuse and the lies of economicists and politicians.

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debt, money, credit, banks, investors

Molting Cicada

Posted on Aug 12, 2008 | Last Updated Feb 11, 2014
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Photos of a nymph dog day cicada molting.

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cicada, cicadas, photos, insect, big

Fly in the Sky

Posted on Jul 25, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
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Photos of bee flies, scorpion flies and other odd flies.

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fly, flies, photos

Spiders in Pursuit of Prey

Posted on Jul 24, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
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Photos of spiders stalking, hunting and eating prey.

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spiders, spider photos, arachnids

Grapevine Beetle

Posted on Jul 3, 2008 | Last Updated Jul 22, 2013
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Photos of the Grapevine Beetle, a large orange beetle with black dots on its wings.

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Fishing Spider

Posted on Jun 24, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
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Photos of large fishing spiders that hunt on the surface of ponds and creeks.

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fishing spider, spiders, photos, picture, arachnid, aquatic

The Daddy Long Legs (Harvestman) Myth

Posted on Jun 20, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
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Photos of the Harvestman, also known as the Daddy Long Legs Spider. This creature is not a spider and is not venomous.

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daddy long legs spider, daddy longleg, harvestman, harvestmen, arachnid

Ambitions and Weekends

Posted on Jun 9, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

Essay on being self-aware and realizing that the human psyche has some hardwired contradictions and paradoxes.

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human, self-aware

Google's Dewey Update

Posted on Jun 9, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011

Some thoughts on the latest upheaval to the search engine world and the so-called Dewey Update.

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google, dewey update

Nuclear Fission

Posted on May 17, 2008 | Last Updated Nov 12, 2011
Nuclear Fission

A cartoon depicting a couple fishermen discussing the marvels of modern technology and nuclear fission.

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nuclear fission, new clear fishin, fishing
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