Based on the legend of the bean s, or banshees, faerie-women who serve the same role as funeral keeners.
Traditional legend says the bean s only sing for the very important deaths (some legends going so far as to list the spefic clans with bean s) - i think we can all agree, though, that a pop star dying on stage is the sort of death a bean s wouldn't be able to resist.
As for the wings - the bean s are occasionally claimed to be shape-shifters. Among their most common forms is the form of a hooded crow. I just couldn't pass up the potential for making her an angel of death.
Keelan Rosa, Pennsylvania Member Since May 2008 Artist Statement
Keelan Rosa first became interested in art when he was two years old and has been fascinated by art, illustration, and design ever since (the unhealthy obsession with all things sci-fi came a bit later). He's especially fond of figure art, and the challenge which goes along with trying to show a complex personality in a simple image.
Keelan was trained in traditional media but prefers working with a combination of traditional and digital media. He has also worked in a variety of subjects and styles, but is currently focused on finding the union between humans and other aspects of nature.
Started with pencil-scribbles at the kitchen table, then studied at Sue Hand's Imagery throughout most of his school years. Keelan also spent all of two years as an art major at Syracuse University and Sage College before dropping out of art school to study business (aka, How to Make Enough Money to Continue Being an Artist). He still attempts to learn new art techniques on a regular basis, but this now comes primarily in the form of ImagineFX magazines instead of studio classes.
Website - You can see larger versions of Keelan's artwork at his main site, illo.KeelanRosa.com - and can even get some cool freebies while you're there.