Graziano Pompili was born in 1943 in Rijeka. After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara, he devoted many years to working with marble and bronze casting. He has had many individual and group exhibitions in public and private institutions in Italy and abroad, where he is most known for his monumental sculptures in public spaces. Many Italian museums have accessioned his work into their collections of contemporary art. Throughout his career, Pompili has also been active as a teacher. He lives and works in Montecchio Emilia (Reggio Emilia, Italy).

Pompili honed his professional skills in the renowned centres of ceramic and sculpture design. In Italy and internationally he is particularly known for his monumental sculptures in private and public spaces that are influenced by past cultures and his own personal mythology. This sculpture, similar to the one he created in 1999, poetically encapsulates the specific characteristics of the Mediterranean landscape and culture.  The well-known motif of a landscape with a house is an archetype that the artist uses to explore the relation between form and content. In this case, what prevails in the compact cube is the structured language of raw stone that transforms into a stylised image of the (Istrian?) landscape only once it reaches the smooth and slightly undulating surface.