'These handsome abstractions consist of beautifully composed color planes which, through a subtle play of value intensities, create the illusion of collage. The illusion is further abetted by a torn-edge relationship occurring from shape to shape. Disciplined in the extreme, the work also exudes a sultry, sensuous atmosphere'.
(J. Gruen, "Saliba Douaihy", in The New York Herald Tribune, 12 March 1966, quoted in exh. cat., Raleigh, North Carolina Museum of Art, The Art of Saliba Douaihy. A Retrospective Exhibition, 1978, p. 25).