Artist's metal sculptures add
unique touch to Lewiston home
GUY: Malen Pierson creates unique sculptures
such as the one seen here in Lewiston. / Photo by
February 16, 2009 | LEWISTON -- "Drive down the road
and see what you can see," said Julie Bergeson, city
recorder as she referred to Malen Pierson's unique metal
sculpting at his home on 180 N. Main St.
Pierson, a USU alumni artist, creates sculptures out
of old farm equipment and metal and sells them to galleries
in Park City, Jackson, and other prospering art locations
including a few back east.
Wings made out of old satellite dishes and body made
out of a WWII bomb, his giant fly sculpture is well
known by community members.
"I like the country life," Pierson said, "It's really
calm and serene."
He went on to explain that his intention was never
to be a paid artist. He had originally planned on doing
business and sold insurance in which he said he "hated
Pierson said that he fought the idea for a long time.
"In this industry, you either make it, or you don't."
Living at the 1926 remodeled train station, Pierson
lives with his wife Wendy, an artist who sells her paintings,
and their children Sky, 8, and Solee, 5.
The old station is surrounded by Pierson's welding
work -- a small family, sunflowers, a palm tree, a unique
gate, and even a giant swordfish, the Pierson home has
become part of the Lewiston sites.