Matthew Klenner was 22 years old in 1982 in Taranaki, New Zealand. The Taranaki Art Gallary held a competition for all local Artist that was sponsored by the Taranaki Savings Bank (A New Zealand national bank). The Taranaki Savings Bank contacted Matthew and told him he won an Award for his sculpture. The reason Matthew excepted the award is that The Taranaki Savings Bank would put his creation inside a glass case which would remain on display throughout the country of New Zealand. In fact to this day the sculpture is still on display at The Taranaki Savings Bank.
Pictured on the left is All Power Marine Boatlifts & Docks, Inc. founder Matthew Klenner at age 22 in Taranaki, New Zealand. Matthew is inspecting his native New Zealand Woodcraft sculpture which was on display through the country. Matthew won an award for this sculpture which showcases Matthew’s self-taught craftsmanship and ability working with the wood medium.