PricewaterhouseCoopers tapped Arlington, Texas, artists Norman Lee and Shane Allbritton to create a portrait of Botham Jean, who had worked at the company in Dallas since his internship there in 2015, after Jean’s death at the hands of then-police officer Amber Guyger.
The portrait was unveiled Tuesday night, just hours after a jury found Guyger guilty of murder and hours before she was sentenced to 10 years in prison, on the top floor of PwC’s 20-story office tower with Jean’s family present. The portrait is made with thousands of wooden dowels to create “a three-dimensional pointillism portrait” and painted in the bright colors of his native St Lucia, the artists said.
This video shows the process of creating the portrait, which was based on the family’s favorite photograph:
PwC also named a room in their new office toward for Jean: the Botham Shem Jean Difference Space, where PwC meets with clients to brainstorm ideas, the Dallas Morning News wrote.
Jean was a well-loved employee, and the company has gone all out to remember him, including sponsoring a Red Tie Gala to raise money for the Botham Jean Foundation, started by his family. PwC also set up the Botham Jean Memorial Scholarship Fund for Caribbean and accounting students attending Harding University, Jean’s alma mater. The first four scholarships were awarded last month
[Featured image: Botham Jean’s family with portrait at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dallas, Facebook/RE:site Studio]