I made this for a contest..
If you think of the lock/latch as a snout, the bear should show up.
Eh. How are people seeing a bear? Clearly looks like a chest to me.
I see what peyton's saying, it does sort of look like a bear or some other creature. The chest should probably be facing either right or left, considering this frontal view doesn't read like a chest at all. Also, it's pretty small, I would make it bigger. Black/white/grey doesn't really work with this either, I get that it's for a challenge, but you can try to make a version of this with actual colours.
Well, I don't see how you really get a bear out of it xD. Although, I think I need to make some edits to it.
To be honest, I thought it was a bear or something when I first looked at it. Doesn't really read as a chest.