Saint of the Oath

Santo del Giuramento
The gaze of this young Saint is aimed at the horizon, the border line, extreme edge beyond which the eye cannot reach. Whereas the right hand, drawn near the heart in a solemn gesture showing resoluteness, suggests the conclusion of an embrace. The young Saint seems to convene the whole city, spreading far below his feet. The gathering gesture that he is performing looks like an infinite embrace to all people. This beautiful representation of firmness communicates the Oath of Faith of the young Saint. The promise to fulfil his duties towards God and towards the City hosting him. The fundamental concept at the heart of every oath is, in fact, the act or the formula invoking the Divinity as witness of the truth of what is said.