Now in the twentieth first century, the complex threads of Arab Nationalists, Socialists, Islamists, and their supporting allies have weaved a bloody tapestry in the Syrian civil war, where realities of death, torture, rape, cruelty, and inhumanity are beyond Abrahamic codes and human comprehension. The series of Five Variation on the Disasters of War are Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes inspired Works on Paper. The series is non-representational depiction of war; the abstractions make use of visual language such as the thickness of lines, shapes, color intensity to capture the spirit of the violence, and concepts central to the Syrian civil war, as the brutality of the past is no stranger to the future. The technical aspect of Works on Paper are results of combination of mixed-media of graphite, chalk, pastels, and cut-outs, on unexposed photographic paper. The 20×24 originals destroyed by fire but the 35mm slide artifacts were digitized, and with the intentional alteration of the image curve. Five Variations of the Disaster of War are printed with high quality archival inks and presented on Hahnemuhle William Turner 310 GSM – Textured 100% Cotton substrate.