These paintings were made in the 1970s by a relatively unknown painter named Suha Traboulsi. They were thought to be experiments in Abstraction, typical of Op Art experiments elsewhere at the time. Recently she confided to me that these paintings were actually inspired by photographs of the shelling of Beirut in the mid-70’s. She also gave me the photographs that inspired the paintings. They are pinned next to the color chart. She also gave me captions in Arabic to attach next to the photographs as well.